By Patrick Hedlund and Chelsia Rose Marcius
MANHATTAN — An off-duty NYPD employee was arrested and charged with drunk driving after striking and killing a man on a Harlem street Sunday night, authorities said.
Victor Felix, 57, of Harlem, was hit by a 2003 Acura being driven northbound on Seventh Avenue at 146th Street about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, police said. He was taken to Harlem Hospital and pronounced dead.
Driver Garry Kinloch, 48, a maintenance worker with the NYPD, was arrested and charged with DWI in the incident, police said.
An investigation is ongoing, police added.
Relatives and friends who gathered at his apartment on Eighth Avenue between 141st and 142nd streets remembered Felix as a hard-working family man who took odd jobs to make ends meet. Most recently, he worked as a mechanic in New Jersey.
As family and friends sat around the kitchen table sifting through photos and exchanging memories, Felix's daughters remained in the bedroom with their brother.
His wife, Tania Felix, sat near a window at the back of the apartment, sobbing.
"The love of my dad’s life was his wife, his family but especially that boy," said Felix's 25-year-old stepson who refused to give his name, referring to Felix's 15-year-old son who's also named Victor Felix. "My dad would wake up every morning and drop him off to school, and also drop him off and pick him up on Saturdays from the convenient store where he worked."