Authorities Wednesday said a man who died at the scene where his vehicle crashed in South Los Angeles had been shot, and they were investigating the death as a homicide.
Sam Patterson of Los Angeles, 44, died at about 3:20 a.m. Friday at 41st Street and Western Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office and the Los Angeles Police Department.
Patterson was heading southbound on Western when his vehicle went out of control and hit a power pole, the LAPD reported. An autopsy determined that Patterson had been shot in the upper body, and the case was classified as a homicide, according to the coroner’s office.
No arrests have been reported, and no suspect description was available. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call 877-LAPD-247.
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