The pedestrian who died after a Blaine hit-and-run has been identified.
Kenneth Alan Niesen, 58, of Brooklyn Park died after being struck by a driver in Blaine.
On Jan. 15 at approximately 9:30 p.m. Blaine police and the Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department were dispatched to Target located at 1500 109th Ave. NE on reports of a hit-and-run.
Officers provided emergency medical aid, and the victim was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital but was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.
A suspect was located by the Sheriff’s Office and taken into custody after a foot chase. Update: The suspect, identified as Pierre Jerel Anderson, 30, of St. Paul, has been formally charged with second-degree murder while committing a felony, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The case remains under investigation by Blaine police, the Midwest Medical Examiners Office and the Sheriff’s Office.
This story has been updated to correct the time of the incident and the spelling of the victim's name, which were incorrect in initial statements from authorities.