Wilmington: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a 64-year-old man.
On December 6, 2021, around 5:30 p.m., a vehicle traveling north on Banning Boulevard, from eastbound Anaheim Street, struck a male pedestrian as he was crossing east at Banning Boulevard in an unmarked crosswalk. The driver of the vehicle fled north on Banning Boulevard, at a high rate of speed, without stopping, identifying themselves, or attempting to render aid as required by law.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he died. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
There is no vehicle or suspect description.
Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.
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 that provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Moreno, South Traffic Division, at 323-421-2500. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to the South Traffic Watch Commander at 323-421-2577, or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.