Los Angeles: Detectives from the
Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division are asking
for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead
to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit
and run collision that killed 29-year-old Mario Enrique
On April 28, 2017, around 11:30 p.m., a pedestrian,
later identified as Mario Enrique Cortez-Cua, was crossing
eastbound on Normandie Avenue south of 67th Street. He was hit by a
newer model Blue Volkswagen Jetta. The speeding vehicle stopped
after hitting Cortez-Cua and the driver, a Black female, got out of
the car. The driver walked over to the victim and began saying, “oh
my god, oh my god!” The driver walked back to her vehicle and fled
the location at a high rate of speed failing to render aide to the
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene. Mr.
Cortez-Cua died at the scene as a result of his injuries.
The suspect is described as a female Black.
The suspect’s vehicle is described as a blue, 4 door, newer model
Volkswagen Jetta. The vehicle had paper plates.
On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles
Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust
Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members
who provide information leading to the offender’s identification,
apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact
South Traffic Division, Detective Moreno or Detective Flannery, at
323-421-2500. 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 the LA Regional Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to
www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org,
and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime
Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also
download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA
Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.