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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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Reward for Deadly Hit and Run in Van Nuys NR15905jk

Los Angeles: A $50,000 reward will be given to anyone who provides information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the hit and run suspect who killed a pedestrian.

On Friday November 27, 2015, at approximately 11:50 p.m., the suspect's vehicle was travelling westbound on Vanowen Street west of Firmament Avenue when a pedestrian crossing the street was hit. The suspect failed to stop and render aid to the victim who was seriously injured. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene. The victim has been identified as a 33-year-old male resident of Los Angeles and notification to the next of kin was pending as of the release of this statement.

The vehicle is described as a late model two or four door white sedan. It is presumed the vehicle sustained front end damage and a smashed windshield. The vehicle was last seen westbound on Vanowen Street.

The investigation is ongoing, anyone who may have witnessed or have information regarding this collision contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Traffic Detectives, Officer Martinez, 818-644-8032, or Detective Bustos at 818-644-8021 during normal business hours. After-hours calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Callers may also text "Crimes" with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on Web Tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with "LAPD." Tipsters may remain anonymous.



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