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News Release

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Media Relations

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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department 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, which left 72-yr-old Jung Taek Nam dead.

On January 7, 2016, around 5:30 a.m., a vehicle was travelling southbound on Vermont Avenue when it collided with Nam, who was walking eastbound Francisco Street in an unmarked crosswalk. The motorist failed to stop to render aid or identify himself as required by law.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene where Nam was pronounced dead.

The suspect vehicle is possibly a dark blue or purple 2011-2014 Dodge Challenger.

A $50,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact South Traffic Area detectives 323-421-2500. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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