Support Salvation Army Wildfire Relief

Charges filed, high bond requested against suspected driver in hit-skip that killed Cleveland officer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Charges have formally been filed against the man accused of hitting and killing a Cleveland police officer Tuesday morning.

Israel Alvarez, 44, of Lorain, faces charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and felony hit-skip. Detectives have requested a high bond. According to court papers, Alvarez "has a history of selling and abusing drugs."

Charges against Alvarez state he was operating his vehicle "recklessly in excess of the posted speed limit of 60 mph."

Court papers say Alvarez hit and killed the officer, kept going and went to his home address at 200 East 31st St. in Lorain. The papers then say he parked his damaged car at his father's home at 203 East 31st St. in Lorain in the rear driveway.

Officer David Fahey (Photo courtesy: Cleveland police)

Officer David Fahey (Photo courtesy: Cleveland police)

Alvarez was arrested Tuesday afternoon, several hours after the incident.

Cleveland Officer David Fahey, 39, was directing traffic on Interstate 90 west when he was hit by a white Toyota Camry at just after 6 a.m. He was taken to the hospital but passed away.

The suspect fled the scene. Alvarez has a criminal history, with more than a dozen driving convictions.

Continuing coverage here. 

**For previous coverage on this story, watch the video player above**