Nicki Minaj’s Father Killed in Mineola Hit-and-run

Nicki Minaj arrives to Tidal’s office in Oslo
Nicki Minaj arrives at Tidal’s office in Oslo, Norway March 4, 2019. NTB Scanpix/Ole Berg-Rusten/via

Nassau County police are searching for the hit-and-run driver that authorities said killed rapper Nick Minaj’s 64-year-old father in Mineola last week.

Robert Maraj was walking in the roadway on Roslyn Road at the corner of Raff Avenue when he was hit by a northbound vehicle that fled the scene at 6:15 p.m. Friday, police said.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was initially listed in critical condition and died the next day. Police released the victim’s identity Sunday. Authorities said there was no description of the vehicle.

Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this crash to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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