FBI probes teen's death in hit-and-run as a possible hate crime
KANSAS CITY (AP) - The FBI is investigating the death of a Kansas City teenager who died when he was intentionally struck by an SUV outside a Somali community center as a potential hate crime.
Police said the driver rammed the teenager Thursday as he was getting into a car outside the Somali Center of Kansas City, nearly severing his legs. The teen died in a hospital.
FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said Friday that the agency is working with Kansas City police and "have opened this matter as a federal civil rights investigation as a potential hate crimes violation."
A 30-year-old suspect was arrested after he tried to flee on foot.
Two Muslim organizations issued separate news releases Friday calling for investigations.
The names of the victim and suspect have not been released.
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