Investigators need help identifying man in picture with deadly hit and run suspect

Chiragkumar Patel

An update on the investigation into a deadly hit and run that happened in the Town of Salina in April.

Detectives have released an image of Chiragkumar Patel and another man. They need help identifying the man on the left in the image.

The image was taken from a security camera outside the Blue Tusk Bar in Armory Square on April 26.

Deputies say the man is not the target of the investigation, but they want to talk to him.

Patel is charged with leaving the scene of an incident without reporting after a hit and run crash that claimed the life of 48-year-old Michael Mahoney.

If you have any information, call the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office at 315-435-3081 or email at