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Panhandler Fatally Shot

Los Angeles: Police say a panhandler was shot to death yesterday evening in South Los Angeles.

At around 7:30 p.m., a 30-year-old man whose identity is being withheld was panhandling in the 4800 block of West Adams Boulevard, when a gunman in a light colored vehicle drove by and shot him to death.

The vehicle, which police only described as light color, fled the scene.

There is no suspect description and investigators are unclear what prompted the shooting.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Operations South-Bureau Gang Detectives Jim Yoshida or Vince Carreon at 213-485-1383. After hours and on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAW-FULL (877-529-3855).


I live 1 block away from where this happened and I am extremely saddened at the loss of life that took place in my neighborhood. I have to say that the response that we got from LAPD, SWAT and other emergency services was outstanding. This serves to remind us that there are many men and women that risk their lives to protect and serve our community. My prayers are with them

My sympathy to the families of the fallen hero and to the LAPD family. As the daughter of an LAPD officer who served from the late 40's to the 60's I am saddened by the loss of this officer. I am proud to say that I have had a tie to the country's finest police department. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

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