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Friday, January 13, 2017

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department West Traffic detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect involved in a hit and run that killed a 24-year-old man.

On January 12, 2017, around 2:00 a.m., a newer Toyota Corolla was travelling eastbound on Venice Boulevard when it collided with a pedestrian, a 24-year-old man who was crossing in the middle of the roadway. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid to the pedestrian, as mandated by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the 24-year-old male dead. The next of kin has not yet been notified. This is an ongoing investigation and unfortunately there are no further details available.

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 with information about this collision is asked to contact LAPD West Traffic
Division detectives at (213) 473-0234 or West Traffic Division. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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