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Man Charged in Long Beach Hit-and-run Free on Bail

Long Beach City police announced Tuesday the details of a fatal hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a 53-year-old man early Saturday morning. PoliceLights21-300x170

David King of Long Beach was found lying in the street at the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and East Broadway at 3:18 a.m. He was unconscious with suffered severe head trauma and was taken to Long Beach Medical Center where he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Evidence at the scene indicated that King was struck by a vehicle. About an hour and a half later, investigators found a witness that described the vehicle and its driver.


About eight hours after the victim was discovered, Long Beach detectives and investigators with the Nassau police Homicide Squad traced the information to 22-year-old Shawn Gallivan of Point Lookout, a Long Beach music teacher, who was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident without reporting.

Gallivan pleaded not guilty at his arraignment before Judge Stanley Smolkin in Long Beach City court on Oct. 17. He was freed from Nassau County Jail after making bail on a $400,000 bond on Sunday. His attorney, Manhattan-based Oscar Michelen, did not return a call seeking comment.

Nassau police impounded his vehicle and the case has been transferred to Nassau County. He is due at First District Court in Hempstead on Nov. 6.

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