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News Release

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Media Relations

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Criminal Gang Homicide detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for the brutal murder of Mr. Keith Hasson, owner of the 'Living Room Bar'.

On Saturday, September 6, 2014, around 6:30 p.m., Mr. Keith Hasson was walking in front of his bar located in the 4300 block of West 28th Street, when he was approached by the suspect. Mr. Hasson and the suspect walked across the street, for an unknown reason the suspect shot Mr. Hasson multiple times. The suspect got into a vehicle and fled the location westbound 28th Street towards Crenshaw Boulevard.

Mr. Hasson died as a result of his injuries. At this time the motive of this murder is unknown. Detectives were able to obtain surveillance video showing the suspect's vehicle as he was leaving the scene of the crime.

The suspect is described as a male Black, 30-40 years of age with a beard. The suspect's vehicle is described as a 1995 - 2001 Ford Explorer, 4 door, tan/gold in color.

Anyone with information about this incident, or for more information, is asked to call Criminal Gang Homicide detective, Matt Courtney at 323-786-5110. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.