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UPDATE
On November 1, 2017, around 10:45 a.m., 41-year-old Shauntrell Darnell Mathews, a Los Angeles resident went to 77th Station and turned himself in. He was placed under arrest for Hit and Run Felony and booked at the 77th Division Jail.



Los Angeles:
The Los Angeles Police Department's South Traffic detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision that killed a pedestrian.

On October 29, 2017, around 6:15 p.m., 76-year-old Herman Charles Avery Jr., an Inglewood resident was crossing Western Avenue, heading West when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of a vehicle failed to stop and identify himself or render aid to the victim, as required by law. The suspect drove away from the scene to Western Avenue and 82nd and abandoned his vehicle, the suspect had a 7 to 9-year-old boy, Black. The suspect is described as a male Black, 6 feet 2 inches to 6 feet 4 inches tall, medium built, wearing dark clothing.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to render medical aid; however, Mr. Avery succumbed to his injuries at scene.

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone who may have witnessed or have information regarding this collision is urged to call South Traffic Detectives at 323-421-2500, after hours call South Traffic Division Watch Commander at 323-421-2577 or during non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.



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