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February 6, 2016

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department South Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision, which left a 30-year-old man dead.

On February 5th, 2016, around 4:50 p.m, a vehicle travelling northbound on Harvard Boulevard pulled in front of a motorcyclist travelling eastbound on Florence Avenue. That action caused the motorcyclist to lose control of his motorcycle and collide with the roadway. The driver of the vehicle stopped briefly at the scene, but then left without identifying himself or rendering aid to the victim, as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.

The suspect that left the scene is described as a male Black in his late 40’s to early 50’s. The vehicle he was driving is described as a silver or white Jeep Liberty with a partial plate of “6TJ”.

The identity of the motorcyclist is being withheld at this time until next-of-kin have been notified.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact South Traffic Division detectives at (323) 421-2500 from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours and weekends, please contact South Traffic Division Watch Commander at (323) 421-2577. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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.