A man, suspected in a fatal hit and run in Lincoln Park pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday.
Darius Runnells, 22, is facing felony hit and run charges causing a death.
Runnells turned himself in Tue., April 11 around 1:45 p.m., San Diego Police (SDPD) said.
He is accused of being behind the wheel during a hit and run on the 1200 block of South 47th Street on April 5, which resulted in the death of 57-year-old Ruben Meza.
Police said Meza had just parked his car and was heading to his apartment nearby where he lived with his wife when he was hit.
Last week, NBC 7 learned Runnells' driving privileges had been suspended more than a year ago for driving without a license, traffic infraction and failure to appear in court, according to records from the Department of Motor Vehicle.
Police said at the time of the fatal crash, Runnells' had been driving a Toyota Corolla registered to his mother, who lives just around the block from where Meza was killed.
Two days after the incident, the car was discovered a mile away in the Valencia Park neighborhood.
Runnells' bail was set at $50,000. If convicted, he could face up to four years in prison.