Suspect in double fatal hit-and-run identified by Pensacola Police

Police have identified Marqueis DeShawn Wallace as a suspect in last week's fatal hit-and-run which left two people dead, including an eight-month-girl. Photo: PPD

A manhunt continues for the man connected to a hit and run that left two people dead, including an eight-month-old girl.

Pensacola Police are looking for 25-year-old Markquise Deshawn Wallace. They said he was speeding when he ran a red light and struck and killed Neariaah Williams and 28-year-old Nephateria Williams.

Police say they have recovered the car they believe Wallace was driving when the accident happened.

Pensacola Police Chief Tommi Lyter said, "We know that he rented a white Dodge Challenger on.the day of the crash. We discovered that he was under a court order to wear an ankle monitor. He was wearing an ankle monitor at the time. We discovered he was traveling eastbound on Cervantes Street at 94 miles per hour."

The Challenger was recovered Wednesday night at T and Bobe Streets.

"As we moved into to make the arrests we believe he was tipped off, cut his ankle monitor off and is at large now," said Lyter.

Authorities said when he's found, Wallace will be charged with two counts of vehicular homicide enhanced by leaving the scene.

State Attorney Bill Eddins talked about the case that put Wallace in that ankle monitor.

"It was a domestic violence related matter involving a dispute with an ex-girlfriend and the charge of battery and some other related charges, burglary, and battery on an ex-girlfriend," said Eddins. Police also have a message for Wallace himself.

"Every available resource is out looking for you. We know you're scared do the right thing. Pick up the phone and call us," said Lyter.

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