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Off-duty officer arrested in hit-and-run of 13-year-old boy in Queens

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JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens — An off-duty officer was on his way to work when he allegedly hit a 13-year-old boy in Queens then fled the scene, authorities said Wednesday.

David Walker, 36, was driving along 93rd Street Tuesday when he allegedly struck the boy near Jackson Mill Road in Jackson Heights, police said.

Walker stopped his car to ask the boy if he was OK and the boy said he was, police said. The officer then asked the child if he wanted to be taken to the hospital and the boy said no, police said.

It was then that Walker left the scene and went to work.

When the boy went home and told his parents what happened, they took him to the hospital and called police, officials said.

An investigation ensued and Walker was arrested about 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, police said. He faces a charge of leaving the scene of an accident.