West Midlands Police released a photo of Andrew Flamson today alongside the announcement of the ongoing probe.
The 40-year-old was walking with a friend, and a dog, when they were all struck by a car in Coventry last Tuesday (July 12).
Investigators believe the two men were deliberately knocked down in Grosvenor Road by the driver of a silver Ford Mondeo.
Dad-of-one Andrew, from Coventry, suffered fatal head injuries in the incident and was pronounced dead in hospital on Friday, the force has said.
The other man, also 40, remains in hospital with serious injuries and the dog had to be put down after it was also hit by the car.
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Andrew’s grieving loved ones described him as a “true geezer” with many friends.
The family released a statement paying tribute, saying: “Andrew was much-loved by many people.
“We’ve received messages from all over the country from the party and dance scene. Music was Andrew’s life.”
Detective Inspector Ranj Sangha, from West Midlands Police’s Homicide Unit, said: “There appears to have been an altercation between two groups in Westminster Road at around 11pm which seemed to act as a catalyst for the collision.
“I need anyone who witnessed the disorder, saw the collision or the silver Mondeo driving away to get in touch as soon as possible.
“A boy has been left without his dad due to the actions of the driver; we need to trace the offenders and get justice for Andrew’s family.
“In particular, we are keen to hear from anyone who has CCTV or dash cam footage to get in touch.
“If you have any information no matter how small, please contact us. The smallest bit of information could help our investigation.”