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Update: Cyclist Killed by Hit and Run Driver During Pride Bike Ride

Police search for driver who fled the scene



October 16, 2022 Update:

From Pride Bike Ride Houston:

Houston Ghost Bike has scheduled a Ghost Bike placement for Shane McKinney, for Sunday, October 16.

We will meet at the Houston Eagle. We ask that if you wish to participate, please be ready to leave at 5:15 promptly, traverse to the Ghost Bike, and after our vigil is held… we will return DIRECTLY back. This is NOT A RIDE, but we will ride bikes from Eagle to the Ghost Bike. If you wish to DRIVE to the Ghost Bike, please do not park on Dallas or block traffic. Please park in one of the neighborhood streets and WALK to the site. Please wear WHITE. If you wish to bring flowers, teddy bears, candles, anything… you are welcome to.

Our friends at Houston Ghost Bike have an incredible and difficult job. To honor our fellow cyclists. They do this job, for free, on their own time, and with all the goodness in their heart. To continue spreading their message, I ask you to ‘like’ their social media, check out their website, donate any extra bikes you have, any free time you have on building Ghost Bikes, or check their website and make a donation. The City of Houston and the cycling community needs this team to continue doing the good work they do.

Final Note: I’ve been asked by the investigator to continue coming forward with any helpful information. They would also like to hear from anyone if they know exactly what street the suspect was coming from (before the accident). If you have any information, please contact Detective Roberson with Houston Police Department at 713-247-5127 or contact Crimestoppers at 713-222-8477.

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Police are searching for a hit and run driver who took the life of Shane McKinney during Tuesday night’s Pride Bike Ride.

Shane Darrell McKinney and son, Miles (Photo:

“He was my best friend’s brother,” said club president David Loredo Wednesday morning. “I was at the head of the ride, but other riders saw what happened.”

According to police reports, they responded to a call at 7:52 p.m. in the 2200 block of W. Dallas Street. 

Police said McKinney, according to witnesses, started to lose control of his bicycle and tilted into the next lane where he was struck by an oncoming car, a silver or grey Mercedes E-Class with an out of state license plate. The driver then sped up, and the car’s rear tire ran over McKinney again before the car fled.

“Some of the riders gave chase,” Loredo said. “It was clear that the driver saw them, as the car sped up on W. Dallas and then ran the light at Montrose.”

Other bikers in the Pride Bike Ride tried to help McKinney, but he was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Police said if the driver had stopped to help McKinney, he would possibly still be alive. They are searching surveillance videos in the surrounding area and urge anyone with information about the accident to call the Houston Police Department.

“This is our first serious accident,” Loredo said of the Pride Bike Rides. “We are heartbroken and shattered in a million pieces. There are no words to explain the amount of pain we are in right now. We need everyone’s help to identify the suspect. Safety is paramount to our cycling rides and riders, and we will continue to stress that. But right now, we just need help. I’m just heartbroken; I love these guys.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact HPD’s Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

This is a developing story. Updates will appear on this page.

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Marene Gustin

Marene Gustin has written about Texas culture, food, fashion, the arts, and Lone Star politics and crime for television, magazines, the web and newspapers nationwide, and worked in Houston politics for six years. Her freelance work has appeared in the Austin Chronicle, Austin-American Statesman, Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, Texas Monthly, Dance International, Dance Magazine, the Advocate, Prime Living, InTown magazine, OutSmart magazine and web sites CultureMap Houston and Austin, Eater Houston and, among others.
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