Pedestrian killed in Venice hit-and-run

LAPD seeks suspect wanted in Jan. 21 incident

By Sam Catanzaro

Police are searching for a fugitive suspect wanted for killing a pedestrian in Venice.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), on January 21 at 12:20 a.m., the collision occurred at Venice Boulevard and Brenta Place.

“A beige 2000-2010 sedan (Vehicle 1) traveling westbound on Venice Boulevard collided with a male pedestrian standing between westbound lanes #1 and #2. After the collision, Vehicle 1 continued westbound on Venice Boulevard without stopping, identifying itself or assisting the pedestrian,” the LAPD said. “The impact caused the man to move into lane #2 where he was struck by an additional vehicle (Vehicle-2), described as a light colored 2012 Range Rover.”

The Range Rover driver also fled Venice Boulevard heading west without stopping, identifying himself or assisting the pedestrian, according to the LAPD.

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) responded to the scene and pronounced the victim dead. Authorities have not released the identity of the victim.

Police describe the driver of the second vehicle as a man in his mid-20s, with dark blond hair, between 5ft 4in and 5ft 10in tall, with a slim build.

The City is offering up to $50,000 to community members who provide information leading to the arrest of the offender.

Anyone with information about the above person of interest or hit-and-run vehicle is asked to contact Officer Yoshioka, LAPD West Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 473- 0236 or (213) 473-0234 or the Oversight 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).

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