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November 17, 2015

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Multi-Disciplinary Collision Investigation Team (MCIT) detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing information that would lead to the identification of the suspect involved in a hit-and-run collision that killed a pedestrian.

On Sunday November 15, 2015 around 8:40 p.m. a fatal vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision occurred on Venice Boulevard and Hughes Avenue. An unidentified 15-year-old male was crossing the street mid-block when the vehicle collided with him. The driver of the vehicle, who is described as male Black with light complexion in his 30’s, fled the scene and failed to render aid to the victim. The vehicle driven by the suspect was a stolen 2001 maroon Buick Le Sabre, California License Plate 7KWC773, with a bicycle attached to the back. The vehicle was last seen driving westbound Venice Boulevard.

Anyone with information, or for further information, is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Multi-Disciplinary Collision Investigation Team (MCIT) Detective Mustafa Hassanzai at (213) 486-0690. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.