Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect or suspects responsible for a hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a man.
On March 4, 2022, around 1:28 a.m., a vehicle traveling northbound on La Cienega Blvd. struck a male pedestrian who was lying down on the roadway in the north crosswalk at Obama Blvd. Detectives are investigating to determine how the victim got onto the roadway and how many vehicles struck the victim. The suspect fled northbound La Cienega Bl without stopping, identifying themselves or rendering aid as required by law.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.
The identity of the male victim is not being released until additional family is notified.
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 about this collision is asked to contact Officer Chavarria or Detective Moreno at (323) 421-2500, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. After 5:00 p.m., please contact South Traffic Division’s Watch Commander at 323-421-2570. 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.