Los Angeles: South Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing information regarding a hit-and-run incident that killed a pedestrian as he crossed the street.
On July 20, 2013, about 6:15 p.m., 18-year old Markeis Vonreece Parish, a resident of Los Angeles, was crossing in an unmarked crosswalk on Crenshaw Boulevard and 78th Street when he was struck by a newer model Mercedes Benz (silver color),which was travelling southbound on Crenshaw Boulevard. The driver of the vehicle has been described only as a male Black.
The driver of the car did not remain at scene to render aid or to identify himself. At this time, there are no more descriptive details of the suspect or his vehicle.
After the incident, the victim was taken to a local hospital where he died a short time later.
Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call LAPD South Traffic Detectives Mendoza or Yount at 323 421-2500 or 323 421-2540. During weekends and non-business hours, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD247 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-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 www.LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.