Suspect arraigned nearly a year after DJ Jinx Paul death

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A Manhattan man has been indicted in connection with the hit-and-run accident that killed popular DJ Jinx Paul in East New York last December.

Paul's real name was Jean Paul Guerrero. The 39-year-old worked for La Mega 97.9. 

He was leaving a Brooklyn nightclub around 4 a.m. on Dec. 19, 2016 when a driver fatally struck him and fled the scene.

Days after the incident, 28-year-old Kevin Ozorio turned himself in after seeing surveillance video. But he was released a short while later due to insufficient evidence.

However, additional surveillance video showed Ozorio driving the car near Jamaica and Sheffield avenues -- ultimately leading to his arraignment Thursday.

DJ Carlito, who worked with Paul and was with him the night of his death, says he's happy to hear someone will be held responsible.

"Eleven months, 10 days later, we finally have some type of closure," Carlito says -- but he also says that other people were involved and asks them to step forward as well. "Just come forward. Everything comes to light in this world."

Ozorio faces charges of leaving the scene of a deadly accident and tampering with evidence.

He faces up to seven years in prison.

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