Authorities Thursday were investigating a hit-and-run that killed a 50-year-old man in the Florence area of South Los Angeles.
Officers were sent to the 200 block of West 60th Street, between South Main Street and South Broadway, about 11:50 p.m. Wednesday for a call of a body in an alley, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Officers believe the victim, later identified as Joe Banes, of Los Angeles, was fatally run over by a vehicle while he was lying in the alley, and the suspect fled the scene without rendering aid, police said.
No description was available of the driver or vehicle, and it was not immediately clear why the victim was lying in the alley.
A $25,000 reward is available to anyone who provides information leading to the suspect’s identification, arrest and conviction.
Anyone with information about the hit-and-run suspect was urged to call the LAPD’s Detective Juan Campos at 213-833-3713 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 during non-business hours. Those wishing to report anonymously can call 800-222-TIPS.
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