BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) — A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car at South and Keap streets in Brooklyn on Friday, police said.

Now, his friends say the victim knew his killer, and they were known to have problems and fights.

The incident took place around noon. Police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.

Upon arrival, police found a 49-year-old man, identified as Jesus Perez, lying on the roadway. He was transported to Woodhull Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

Upon further investigation, police discovered Perez had been involved in a dispute with an unknown operator of a dark-colored Honda CRV.

Police believe the driver of the Honda allegedly struck Perez as he stood in the roadway and then fled the scene.

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