Officers confirmed 43-year-old Alexander Cruz Galindo is the suspect driver connected to last Thursday's crash at Shaw and Peach Avenues.
Police say Galindo drove the car that hit and killed 54-year-old Rod Lawley before taking off immediately after.
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Galindo has since bailed out of the Fresno County Jail where he was being held on $5,000 bond.
He is facing felony hit-and-run charges for the crash.