Thursday, December 11, 2008

Homeless Man Shot and Killed in Venice, California

Homeless Man Shot and Killed

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is asking for the public’s help in identifying the person(s) responsible for the murder of a 50-year-old homeless man in Pacific Division.

On December 8, 2008, at around 7:40 p.m., the victim was in an alley behind 1600 Lincoln Boulevard, when an unidentified male suspect approached the victim and shot him with a large caliber handgun. The suspect then rode away on a bicycle northbound towards the corner of Lincoln Boulevard and Palms Avenue. The suspect is described only as a male.

The motive for the shooting is unknown at this time. The victim’s identity is not being released pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or may have information regarding it, is asked to call LAPD Pacific Division Homicide Detectives at 310-482-6316. After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 or by texting CRIMES (274637). Callers may also text “CRIMES” with a cell phone or log on to and click Web Tips. All contacts are anonymous.

From the L.A.P.D. blog

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