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Family makes heartbroken plea to police

Man dead after ex-wife hits him with her car
Posted: 6:41 PM, May 04, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-04 18:41:45-04

A Buffalo family is pleading with police after 39-year-old Donnell Sharp was killed early Sunday morning. Police say Sharp was hit by a car being driven by his ex-wife around 5:30 on East Morris Avenue. Inside the car were the couple's three and five-year-old daughters.

"She ran him over and dragged his body three or four houses down," Sharp's sister Marquita said Thursday. "But I believe this was done intentionally. I know this wasn't an accident."

BPD have filed no charges, but say they are investigating the accident. For that reason, 7 Eyewitness News is not identifying Sharp's ex-wife.

Still just a few days after his untimely death, Sharp's family is heartbroken and looking for justice.

"I just keep putting it in denial like he'll just walk through the door one day," Sharp's 20-year-old daughter Jadazesha said. "Or he's just away and he'll be back soon."

"I just want justice," explained William Sharp, Donnell's father. "I want to really find out what happened to my son and I want it done properly. That's the only thing I can ask for."

The family says Sharp's ex-wife intentionally hit him with her car and are hoping she'll be facing charges.

Buffalo Police would not say if charges are likely in the case. A police spokesperson said they are continuing to examine evidence and are waiting for toxicology results to come in.