ROUND ROCK, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Family and friends of 24-year-old Cleveland Deshon Elliott gathered at the Common Interest Karaoke Bar Sunday afternoon to celebrate Elliott’s life and raise money for a private investigator.
Elliott’s family said he was walking down the 400 block of Gattis School Road on April 17, to go to a 711 he used to work at when he was struck. Three months later, the Round Rock Police Department released surveillance video of a car they believe may have been involved in the incident: a blue passenger car.
Elliott's parents are upset the police department didn't release the video sooner.
"It's been 3 months and it feels like it's been an eternity and it's been extremely hard because no one deserves this, not my son or anyone else, it's not something that is ever going to go away," said Cynthia Elliott, Elliott’s mother. "We feel that we need to have the case investigated a little bit more thoroughly. We don't think we've got the fullness of what we deserve in terms of what happened to my son that night. We think there's more to it, and we are just not getting the answers that we feel we deserve."
Elliot’s father said he wants to see more movement in the case. Grateful for the Round Rock Police Department’s work, Elliott’s father doesn’t want to leave any stones unturned. Elliot’s parents are also advocating for harsher punishment for drivers who fail to render aid.
"In my heart in my heart, the girl's heart, his mom's heart his sister's heart we are broken, and we lost a part of our life that we are never going to get back, but what I want is justice," said Elliott’s father, Cleveland Elliott.
If you have any information regarding the case, you are asked to contact the Round Rock Police Department at (512) 218-5500.