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News Release

Thursday, May 29, 2014

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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Criminal Gang and Homicide Division is asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) involved in a homicide that occurred yesterday evening.

On May 27, 2014, around 6:00 p.m., 48-year-old Sidney McGee, was standing in the 7500 block of South Central Avenue, when an unknown male suspect walked towards McGee and began to shoot at him.   McGee attempted to hide between some parked vehicles in the street, but he was struck by the gunfire.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported McGee to a local hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.

The suspect was described as a male, unknown race, wearing all black clothing. The suspect and weapon are outstanding. At this moment the motive is unknown.

If you have any information please contact Criminal Gang and Homicide Division Detective Refugio Garza or Dominick Iasparro at 213-0485-1383 . During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "web tips" and follow the prompts.