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Friday, June 2, 2017

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Pedestrian Is Struck and Killed By Hit And Run Driver NR17161lp

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department South Traffic Division 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 fatally injured a pedestrian.

On May 24, 2017, around 11:35 p.m., Southeast Area officers responded to Figueroa Street south of 110th Street for a traffic collision. The investigation revealed that a collision occurred when the victim, Brandon Maurice Peer, was attempting to cross Figueroa Street just south of 110th Street. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene without identifying himself or herself and did not render aid to the victim, as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported Mr. Peer to a local area hospital where he later died of is injuries.

The suspect vehicle is described as a light colored compact vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.


Suspect Vehicle

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 the LAPD South Traffic Division Detective Flannery at (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 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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