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A man struck by an alleged drunken driver on Market Street on May 2 has died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision, according to the Frederick Police Department.

Ricky Quan Shelton, 59, of Frederick was hit in the parking lot of Old Towne Tavern in the 300 block of North Market Street at about 12:30 a.m. on May 2 by a vehicle driven by 25-year-old Anthony James Cilluffo, city police Sgt. Jay Brown said.

Shelton was flown to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore following the incident, where he received treatment until his death Sunday, Brown said.

Brown didn’t know the extent of Shelton’s injuries, but said he was initially taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Cilluffo had been charged with five charges related to the incident, including driving while impaired by alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol per se, driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving and negligent driving, according to online court records.

Shelton was seated on a loading dock on the side of the old Carmack Jay’s building when he was struck, Brown said. There was minor damage to the loading dock, he said.

He said the incident was still under investigation.

There have been several incidents in which pedestrians and bicyclists have been struck by vehicles in the city this year, police have said.

Most recently, a bicyclist was hit on April 21 near Yellow Springs Road and Old Farm Drive, sustaining minor injuries, according to a police news release.

Cilluffo is likely to face additional charges after Shelton’s death, which would be determined by the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office and a county grand jury, Brown said. He would not discuss what those possible charges could entail.

Cilluffo is scheduled to appear in court on June 25.

He posted a $10,000 bond and was released from the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on May 2, according to online court records.

Cilluffo’s attorney, Eric W. Schaffer, of Frederick’s Schaffer Black & Flores, PC, said he had no comment.

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