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News Release

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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Man Shot to Death outside Downtown Nightclub NR15920rmh

May 11, 2016


***The Los Angeles City Council has approved a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Jamaine Harrington. Mr. Harrington has been identified as the individual who fired shots into the crowd.***

Los Angeles:
The Los Angeles Police Department's Central Area Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for the murder of 22-year-old Thomas Johnson.

On December 13, 2015, around 2:20 a.m., a group of male Blacks were involved in a verbal argument with another group of male Blacks at 550 South Flower Street in front of the Standard Hotel. The argument escalated into a fight between the two groups.

After the fight ended, a suspect pulled out a hand gun and began shooting at the victims.

Two males were shot in front of the Standard hotel and were later transported to local hospitals.

Mr. Johnson ran to the rear of the hotel through the lobby to avoid getting shot. Simultaneously, the suspect ran around the hotel toward the rear and confronted Mr. Johnson.

The suspect continued to fire several rounds hitting Mr. Johnson and another victim who returned fire with his own gun.

Mr. Johnson was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

The suspect is described as a male, Black, black hair with corn rows style, brown eyes, black mustache, standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing a long black trench coat, black pants, and black shoes. Anyone with information about this murder is urged to call Central Homicide Detectives at (213) 996-1891. After hours, please call 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). 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, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."