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News Release

Monday, June 1, 2009

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Hit & Run Driver Sought NR09256ne

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the driver of a black SUV that struck and killed 46-year-old Sheila Tudmon.

On Monday, June 1, 2009, at around 2:00 a.m., Tudmon was in the street, near the intersection of Arlington Avenue and 37th Street when she was hit by a SUV travelling northbound on Arlington Avenue.  The driver of the SUV failed to stop and render aid to Tudmon as required by law and continued driving northbound on Arlington Avenue.

Sheila Tudmon was transported to a local hospital where she later died of her injuries.

Anyone with information related to this crime is asked to call South Traffic Detectives at 323-290-6094, or 213-485-7336 and ask for the Watch Commander.  After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text "Crimes" with a cell phone or log on to and click on web tips.  When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with "LAPD."  Tipsters may remain anonymous.