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Thursday, April 26, 2018

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UPDATE

Video surveillance captured the suspects on Ocean Front Walk, in Venice, before the hit and run collision occurred. They were seen applying graffiti with the word/name "TORE" or "TOBE". Anyone who knows the persons connected with that word/name, please contact West Traffic Division detectives at 213-473-0222.

The suspect vehicle is possibly a 2002 GMC Yukon, blue in color with stock wheels.

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.


Los Angeles:
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspects involved in a fatal hit and run collision that killed 35-year-old Eddie Frank Davis.

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, around 1:25 am, a vehicle struck and killed a man on Wavecrest Avenue and Speedway Avenue. The vehicle was travelling northbound Speedway Avenue when it veered off the road and collided with a pedestrian sleeping on the sidewalk on the northwest corner of that intersection. The driver of the vehicle, along with one additional suspect, failed to stop and render aid to the pedestrian, as required by law, and fled south on Speedway Avenue.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.



Suspect one is described as a 30-35-year-old male Hispanic or White, standing approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall. He was wearing a brown jacket, blue plaid shirt, dark blue jean pants and tennis shoes.

Suspect two is described as a 30-35-year-old male Hispanic, standing approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall. He was wearing a grey beanie, grey sweatshirt, dark pants and tennis shoes.

The suspect vehicle is described as a dark blue, or black, late model Yukon Denali with custom after-market wheels.

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 is asked to contact West Traffic Division Detectives during business hours at (213) 473-0234. 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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