Police Release Video Of Fatal Hit-And-Run In Hopes Of Finding Suspect

KOREATOWN (CBSLA.com) — Police released video from an April hit-and-run in hopes of finding the driver who struck and killed a 90-year-old man on a bicycle.

Joo Yoon was crossing in a marked crosswalk at 6th St. and Virgil around 5:10a.m. on April 27 when he was struck. He was taken to a local hospital where he died shortly after.

The video of the accident captures the moment when the driver sped through the crosswalk and hit the victim. Police said the vehicle is a newer model Nissan GT-R, believed to be dark grey or gun metal in color, with a 3-inch white racing stripe from the front fender to the tail lights on both sides. The vehicle would have damage to the front bumper and the hood.

Police are also interested in a second vehicle, possibly an Audi, described as a newer model black or dark-colored car.

The suspected driver is described as an Asian male about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 180 to 190 pounds. He is believed to be about 25-years-old.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call LAPD West Traffic Detectives Willmon at (213) 473-0222 or go to www.LAPDOnline.org and click on “webtips”. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).


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