Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division
are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect responsible for a hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a man.
On April 12, 2022, around 8:00 p.m., a fatal traffic collision occurred near Indiana Street and Dennison Street. A vehicle driving on Indiana Street collided with a male pedestrian, who was walking eastbound across Indiana Street from Dennison Street. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render any aid or remain at scene after the collision, fleeing westbound on Olympic Boulevard from Indiana Street. The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics arrived at the scene and began to render aid to the pedestrian. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The suspect vehicle is only described as a dark colored 1997 to 2001 Jeep Cherokee. The Jeep Cherokee had black rims and will have extensive front end damage and a broken front driver side headlight.
The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
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. The public is also reminded that as pedestrians, they should exercise caution when crossing streets, obey traffic lights, cross within marked crosswalks, and obey the rules of the road.
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 asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 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.
***Video of the crime can be viewed on www.lapdonline.org***