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News Release

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Media Relations

$50,000 Reward Offered on Fatal Hit and Run NA19018ti

WHAT:
News Conference

WHEN:
Friday March 1, 2019
10 a.m.

WHERE:
Manchester Ave and Gramercy Place
Los Angeles, CA 90003

WHO:
LAPD Captain II, Al Neal, South Traffic Division
LAPD Detective, Ryan Moreno, South Traffic Detectives
LAPD Officer, Carol Mitchell, South Traffic Detectives
LAPD Officer, Gerald Chavarria, South Traffic
Victim's parents and siblings

WHY:
On February 27, 2019, around 9:05 p.m., a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed east on Manchester Avenue, collided with a 32-year-old male bicyclist (Joseph Morgan Prandoni) as he traveled east on Manchester Avenue from Gramercy Place. The driver of the vehicle, in a possible Gray Nissan Cube, failed to remain at the scene, identify themselves, and render assistance. The vehicle then fled eastbound on Manchester Avenue after striking the victim. The bicyclist succumbed to his injuries as a result of the accident.

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a reward of $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.

CONTACT:
For more information, please contact Detective Michael Flannery or Detective Ryan Moreno at (323) 421-2500.


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