Venice: The Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a felony hit and run suspect.
On May 9, 2021, around 2:47 p.m., a vehicle described as a black or maroon Chevrolet Cruze was travelling southbound on Compton Avenue when it collided with two 8-year-old children that were crossing westbound across Compton Avenue south of 92nd Street. The Chevrolet Cruze continued southbound on Compton Avenue and fled at a high rate of speed after the collision failing to stop, render aid, or identify themselves as required by law.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the children to a local area hospital in critical condition.
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 $25,000 is available to community members who 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 South Traffic Division detective Ramirez or detective Calcote at 323-421-2500 or 323-421-2577. When calling please reference LAPD report number: 21-18-10226. 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.