Suspect Charged in Murder of a Chinatown Resident NR14378ne

October 10, 2014

Los Angeles:  Murder Charges filed in August, 2014 murder of Chinatown resident slain in South Los Angeles.

On August 14, 2014, around 11:25 a.m., in the 1800 block of 64th Street, James Reed approached David Ng in an attempt to rob him.  During the robbery Reed shot Ng and fled the scene in an awaiting vehicle driven by unknown suspect.  The vehicle was only described as a dark colored sedan.  The driver is still outstanding and described as a male Black in his mid 20’s.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to treat Mr. Ng who succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at scene.

On Friday, October 3, 2014, Reed, who is a resident of Los Angeles and documented gang member, was taken into custody by Southwest Division officers.  The case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office and murder charges were filed on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.  

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Criminal Gang/Homicide Division, Detectives Young Mun or Connie Zych at 213-485-1383.   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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipster 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, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.