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News Release

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Media Relations

Hit and Run Accident Pedestrian Killed

 

WHO:
Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Detectives and Family Members of the Deceased

WHAT:
Detective’s Requesting Public’s Help in Identifying Homicide Suspect and Suspect Vehicle

WHEN:
Thursday, July 17, 2003
1:00 p.m.

WHERE:
LAPD South Traffic Division Community Room
Baldwin Hills Mall
4125 South Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles

Los Angeles: On July 7, 2003, at 8:30 p.m., the victim, 49 year-old William Bradford, was crossing the street at Central Avenue just south of 84th Street when he was struck by a van that was traveling southbound on Central Avenue. Witnesses at the scene stated the van kept going and did not bother to stop and render aid to Bradford.

Bradford was transported to Martin Luther King Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Photographs and video of the hit and run vehicle that was captured by surveillance cameras will be displayed for the media at the press conference. A detective assigned to the homicide will be present to provide background information both in English and in Spanish.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact South Traffic Detectives at 323-290-6063, or the South Traffic Watch Commander at 213-485-7336. On weekends and during off-hours, contact the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section. 213-485-3586.



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