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Man Arrested For Fatal Hit & Run Of Brielle Biermann's Best Friend, Charged With Felony Vehicular Homicide

Aug. 13 2021, Published 11:03 a.m. ET

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A man has been arrested for the hit and run that took Brielle Biermann's best friend Ethan McCallister's life.

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Jessie Morris was arrested on August 12 by the Atlanta Police Department at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport when he arrived on a flight from the Dominican Republic.

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He has been charged with felony vehicular homicide and hit and run driving resulting in serious injury or death.

Morris was denied bond and has not yet entered a plea.

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Following the news of Morris' arrest, Brielle's mom Kim Zolciak took to social media to reveal her relief over the long-awaited arrest.

"Thank you God!! Finally justice for Ethan and his amazing family!!!" the former Don't Be Tardy star shared. "I'm so grateful for the APD and every single one of you that sent me videos, contact info, pictures etc we truly appreciate it all. We will miss Ethan until we meet again.."

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Brielle also addressed the arrest on her Instagram Stories, writing, "Thank you God for giving a little closure to ethan's family and friends!! fianlly!!"

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Ethan was struck by a vehicle at Piedmont Avenue and Lindbergh Drive in Atlanta around 3 AM in April. At the time, police were on the hunt for the driver of a dark Range Rover who allegedly hit Ethan and left the scene.

Within hours of his passing, a friend started a GoFundMe geared towards raising money for funeral costs. Radar exclusively reported that Brielle donated a hefty sum of $2,5000 to the family following Ethan's death.

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Following his passing, the longtime Bravo personality poured her heart out in a devastating post about Ethan's death.

"I’m sick sick sick to my stomach. You are my happiness my joy my light in this very dark world," Brielle wrote, "the life of the party and the sweetest soul I’ve been blessed to know. You are my best friend. My heart. My everything.

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"We haven’t spent a weekend apart all year!!! How am i supposed to go anywhere without you? How am i supposed to laugh, smile, GO TO MIAMI OR DRINK 1942 WITHOUT YOU!?" she asked.

Ethan was only 28 years old.

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