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Sunday, July 17, 2011

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Pedestrian Killed in Hit & Run Collision NR11328kr

Los Angeles:  A hit and run driver struck and killed 20-year-old Eddie Deshawn Brown as he attempted to cross the street early Friday morning.

On July 15, 2011, at about 2:25 a.m., Eddie Brown was crossing the street southbound at Florence Avenue and Main Street when he was struck by a white or tan sports utility type vehicle that was traveling eastbound on Florence Avenue. After hitting Brown, the driver failed to stop to render aid and identify themselves as required by law.

Brown was transported to a local hospital by Los Angeles City Fire Department personnel where he died a short time later.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call South Traffic Detectives, Officer Mendoza of Officer Yount at 323-290-6067. During non-business hours or weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may 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 key pads) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.

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