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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision that killed a male pedestrian.
On January 21, 2022, at 12:20 a.m., the collision occurred at Venice Boulevard and Brenta Place, when a tan 2000-2010 sedan (Vehicle-1) traveling westbound on Venice Boulevard collided with a male pedestrian standing in between the westbound #1 and #2 lanes. After the collision, vehicle-1 continued westbound Venice Boulevard without stopping, identifying themselves, or rendering aid to the pedestrian.
The impact caused the male to travel into the #2 lane where he was struck by an additional vehicle (Vehicle-2), described as a light colored 2012 Range Rover. The driver of Vehicle-2 also fled westbound Venice Boulevard without stopping, identifying themselves or rendering aid to the pedestrian. The driver of Vehicle-2 was described as a male, approximately 20 years old, dark blonde hair, standing at 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a thin build.
Not Actual Suspect’s Vehicle-2
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and rendered aid to the pedestrian, but the victim died from his injuries he sustained.
On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. Reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.
Anyone having information about the person of interest or the above hit and run vehicle is asked to contact Officer Yoshioka, LAPD West Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 473-0236 or (213) 473-0234 or Watch Commander at (213) 473-0562. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA 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. Tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as there local program.