SANTA MONICA ( — A hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a pedestrian in a parking garage remains in police custody, authorities said Wednesday.

According to police, Absadi Kidane, 21, is being held in lieu of $2 million at the Santa Monica Police Department Jail for homicide, vehicular manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony driving under the influence, felony hit-and-run and forcibly resisting arrest.

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Kidane is suspected of plowing through a parking gate at the Santa Monica courthouse and slamming into a man who was paying for parking.

The crash was reported shortly after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 1800 block of Main Street between Pico and Olympic boulevards.

Paramedics transported the unresponsive man to a hospital for treatment of critical injuries sustained in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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The victim’s identity is being withheld pending family notification.

Kidane was confronted by police in the 300 block of Pico Boulevard. He was taken into custody following a struggle with officers.

At this time, it remains unclear if Kidane knew the victim prior to the crash.

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Anyone with information about this case has been urged to contact the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491.