Tuesday, July 23, 2013
90-Year-Old Man on a Bike is Killed by a Hit-and-Run Driver NR13250cnLos Angeles: West Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating the driver responsible for a hit-and-run incident that killed a pedestrian as he crossed the street on a bike.
On April 27, 2013, about 5:10 a.m., 90-year old Korean male identified as Joo Yoon, a resident of Los Angeles, was crossing in an marked crosswalk on Virgil and 6th Street when he was fatally struck by a newer model Nissan GT-R (Gun Metal or dark grey), with 3” white racing strip from front fender to tail light section, or on both sides. The vehicle will have damage to the front bumper area and hood. A second vehicle of interest is a newer model possibly an Audi (Black or dark in color).
Suspect is described as a male Asian, about 25-Years-Old, black hair, brown eyes. His is about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 180-190 pounds. The driver of the car did not remain at scene to render aid or to identify himself.
Yoon was taken to a local hospital where he died a short time later.
**Video footage of the suspects is available at www.lapdtv.org**
Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call LAPD West Traffic Detectives Willmon at 213-473-0222. During weekends and non-business hours, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD247 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.