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Dec. 3, 2010

Today, investigators provided video surveillance footage of this hit and run incident. See footage below also go to www.lapdtv.org.

Los Angeles:
  The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Central Traffic Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating drivers who fatally struck a man as he crossed a street in the LAPD’s Rampart Area.

On Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at about 8:35 p.m., 32-year-old, Felix Gonzalez, a resident of Los Angeles, was walking southbound in the east crosswalk of Carondelet Street when he was struck by a possible red Honda Civic or Prelude which was traveling westbound on 3rd Street.  

The driver of the Honda immediately fled the scene without rendering aid or identifying himself/herself as required by law.  Gonzalez was subsequently struck by two additional unidentified vehicles.  Both unidentified drivers also left the scene of the traffic accident.

Gonzalez suffered from extensive blunt force trauma injuries and Paramedics rushed him to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Anyone with information about this incident or whereabouts of these vehicles/drivers are urged to contact Central Traffic Division Detectives at 213-972-1837.   During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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 "webtips" and follow the prompts.




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