Man Sought in Stabbing That Led to Girl's Car Death Surrenders to Police

Thursday, Aug 11, 2011  |  Updated 12:56 PM EDT
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Kenneth Risher, 51, suspected of stabbing Sean Lewis.

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A man accused of stabbing a loan shark who then tried to flee in an SUV but ended up running down a 13-year-old girl has turned himself in to police.

Police had been searching for Kenneth Risher, 51, since the incident last Saturday. Risher surrendered to authorities Wednesday, police said. He was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

It wasn't immediately clear if Risher had an attorney.

Police believe Risher stabbed Sean Lewis, who may have been trying to collect from Risher.

Lewis, who later died from his stab wounds, tried to drive a few blocks but the SUV quickly got out of his control. It flew down a Brooklyn street, where 13-year-old Kira Goddard ushered several other children out of the way before she was struck.

The children had been at the entrance of their apartment building in Brownsville when they noticed Lewis in a Range Rover, approaching erratically down Pacific Street.

Goddard managed to shepherd the others into the building. But everything happened so fast, witnesses said, that Goddard had no time to save herself.

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