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News Release

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Media Relations

Suspect Running Away from a Local Park with Red Hooded Sweatshirt NR18071rh

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department 77th Division Gang Detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying the person responsible for the shooting of 25-year-old Lee Davidson in South Los Angeles.

On January 28, 2018, around 10:25 a.m., 77th patrol officers responded to a radio call of "An ADW shooting at a local park," located in the 4800 block of South Hoover Street. When officers arrived, they saw the victim who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

The initial investigation determined that the victim was getting ready to play basketball when the suspect arrived and stood off to the side of the court. Shortly thereafter, a single gunshot was fired striking Davidson without provocation. Immediately, the suspect ran away on foot to an unknown location.

The gunshot wound caused the victim to fall to the ground and ultimately lose consciousness. The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital in stable condition.

The suspect is described as a male Black, 17-18 years of age, stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds. He was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and black pants. It is important to note, as the suspect was fleeing the scene, he removed his red hooded sweatshirt revealing a grey undershirt.

If you have any information contact, 77th Division Gang Detective II Ryan Bellows at (323) 786-5414 or During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 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 Tipsters may also visit, 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.