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Man charged in hit-and-run death of Cleveland officer

  • This undated photo provided by the city of Cleveland's Division of Police shows Patrolman David Fahey, who authorities say was struck and killed Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, by a hit-and-run driver as Fahey placed road flares near two auto accidents on Interstate 90 in Cleveland. Israel Alvarez was arrested later that day in Lorain, Ohio, about 30 miles west of Cleveland, and a police spokeswoman said Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, that Alvarez was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and felony hit-skip.  (Cleveland Division of Police via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the city of Cleveland's Division of Police shows Patrolman David Fahey, who authorities say was struck and killed Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, by a hit-and-run driver as Fahey placed road flares near two auto accidents on Interstate 90 in Cleveland. Israel Alvarez was arrested later that day in Lorain, Ohio, about 30 miles west of Cleveland, and a police spokeswoman said Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, that Alvarez was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and felony hit-skip. (Cleveland Division of Police via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, right, speaks at a news-conference Tuesday, Jan.24, 2017, in Cleveland. Cleveland officials have identified the police officer killed in a hit-and-run on an interstate as Patrolman David Fahey. Fahey was helping Lakewood police and firefighters Tuesday morning after an accident involving a firetruck and a van on Interstate 90 when he was struck. A Cleveland police union official says Fahey was setting up flares at the time. (AP Photo/Mark Gillispie)

    Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, right, speaks at a news-conference Tuesday, Jan.24, 2017, in Cleveland. Cleveland officials have identified the police officer killed in a hit-and-run on an interstate as Patrolman David Fahey. Fahey was helping Lakewood police and firefighters Tuesday morning after an accident involving a firetruck and a van on Interstate 90 when he was struck. A Cleveland police union official says Fahey was setting up flares at the time. (AP Photo/Mark Gillispie)  (The Associated Press)

  • This Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 photo shows Cleveland police officers taking Israel Alvarez into custody in Lorain, Ohio. Alvarez has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and felony hit-skip in the death Tuesday morning of 39-year-old Patrolman David Fahey. (Joshua Gunter/Cleveland.com via AP)

    This Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 photo shows Cleveland police officers taking Israel Alvarez into custody in Lorain, Ohio. Alvarez has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and felony hit-skip in the death Tuesday morning of 39-year-old Patrolman David Fahey. (Joshua Gunter/Cleveland.com via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A man arrested in the hit-and-run death of a Cleveland patrolman on an interstate now faces criminal charges.

A police spokeswoman said Wednesday that 44-year-old Israel Alvarez has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and felony hit-skip in the death of 39-year-old Patrolman David Fahey.

Police say Fahey was setting down flares while helping close lanes of Interstate 90 in Cleveland after a fatal accident Tuesday morning when he was struck by Alvarez's car. Alvarez's Toyota Camry was found later Tuesday about 30 miles west of Cleveland in Lorain, where Cleveland officers arrested him at gunpoint.

It's unclear when Alvarez will appear in court or whether he has an attorney.

Fahey became a Cleveland police officer in July 2014.