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A south Charlotte community is mourning the loss of a man killed in a hit-and-run Saturday night.
Angel Cruz was hit by a car on his moped and pushed into oncoming traffic on South Boulevard.
IMAGES: Accident on South Boulevard
“It's going to be a big loss, he's going to be missed by the kids, by just everybody,” said Tarasa Santiago, a friend of Cruz’s.
Police said he was waiting to turn left into a shopping center when James Lesage hit him, forcing him into oncoming traffic and another car.
Investigators said Lesage drove away. Cruz was pronounced dead on the scene.
STORY: One dead after hit-and-run crash in Charlotte
At the scene, a cooler attached to Cruz’s bike was how he made his living.
“We all (know) him as the corn man,” Santiago said.
Over the years, Cruz developed a relationship with people in south Charlotte, beyond that of the local corn vendor.
“He loved all the kids. If he had ice cream or if he had suckers he would give it to the kids without even asking them to pay,” Santiago said.
Friends said Cruz did his work to support his own children in Mexico. He told some he planned to go back in a year to be with them.
“I think it makes me more angry that (Lesage) didn't stop. There's no way to know if he could have saved his life by stopping and being there, but just to have respect,” Santiago said.
Medic responding to a shooting Sunday night at a University City Waffle House.
Employees told reporter Blake Hanson that two men attempted to rob the store. Both men wore surgical masks and black hoodies, employees said. They jumped the counter, fired three shots and fled the scene.
Police said one person was injured in the scuffle.
Police are looking for a silver SUV with out-of-state tags.
The Waffle House is surrounded by caution tape.
Police are interviewing people inside of the restaurant.
Reporter Blake Hanson will have more on Eyewitness News at 10 and 11.
Police arrested two people in connection with a Caldwell County homicide.
Police said Marcus Devlin was found dead in an apartment on Free Mason Road near Hudson Saturday night.
Reporter Dave Faherty was there as the suspects were taken into custody.
Shea Fullard and Nathan Vasquez have been charged with murder.
Fullard kept her face covered and told Faherty she was not talking about the case.
Vasquez said “I did not hurt anyone” as he walked past Faherty on the way to the magistrate.
Fullard and Vasquez will appear before a judge Monday morning in Lenoir.
Deputies have not released details about how Devlin died or how long he may have been in the apartment.
Investigators said they have more interviews to do in the case and will release more details Monday morning.
Check back with wsoctv.com for updates.