Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect responsible for a hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a 40-year-old man.
On Sunday, February 6, 2022, around 7:10 a.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department received a 9-1-1 call of a cardiac arrest victim laying on the roadway at Normandie Avenue and 212th Street. A passerby was performing CPR on the victim. Upon arrival, paramedics continued life-saving measures without success and pronounced the victim dead at scene. Paramedics observed traumatic injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle and contacted police.
South Traffic detectives responded to the scene and, along with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office, established the victim had been struck by a vehicle. The victim’s identity 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 any information is encouraged to contact Officer Gerald Chavarria, or Detective Ryan Moreno, 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 CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact CrimeStoppers 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.