Police were searching Tuesday for a driver who was possibly involved in a street race that led to the death of a bicyclist in South Los Angeles.
Police went at 10:25 p.m. Monday to the intersection of 82nd Street and Avalon Boulevard and located the victim, who was identified by the coroner’s office as 54-year-old James Findley of Los Angeles.
“My brother was very sweet; my brother didn’t hurt or harm anybody,” Sharon Findley told ABC7. “He’d give you his last dime. He helped everybody around here. … I feel like it was just a senseless killing. People racing down the street, and just hit him.”
Findley lived in the area, according to family members.
One driver who may have been involved in a street race with another vehicle at the time of the crash stayed at the scene and was taken into custody by police for questioning. As of late Tuesday morning, the motorist had not been arrested, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. The other driver left the area and remains at large.
Several vehicles parked on the street were also struck, according to Officer Mike Lopez.
Police did not release any suspect or vehicle descriptions and asked anyone with information on the case to call (877) LAPD-247.
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