Police Believe This Man Is Responsible For The Shooting At The Standard
Surveillance video shows the man whom police believe is responsible for fatally shooting one and injuring three others outside The Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles last weekend.
The shooting occurred on Sunday at about 2:30 a.m. in front of the The Standard Hotel in the 500 block of S. Flower Street. Investigators believe an argument escalated, and that the man pictured in the video pulled out a gun and opened fire, killing one and injuring three others, KTLA reports.
According to LAPD spokesperson Mike Lopez, the gunman shot three people outside of the hotel, then chased after 21-year-old Thomas Johnson as Johnson ran around the back of the hotel. The gunman caught up with Johnson and shot him. The four victims were taken to a hospital, where Johnson was pronounced dead. The conditions of the other victims is unknown at this time.
LAPD officials said that the fight began over access to a birthday party inside the hotel, then spilled down into the lobby and the hotel's parking area. Shattered glass from the lobby doors and shell casing were found on the sidewalk, as well as bloodied clothing from the victims. Authorities said that following the shooting, one of the victims was found near Olympic Boulevard and Hill Street, several blocks away from the hotel.
The gunman has been described as a black male in his 20s with a mustache and cornrows. At the time of the shooting, he was seen wearing a black trenchcoat.
The surveillance footage, taken from a hotel elevator, can be seen below.
This man is suspected of shooting four people, killing one, outside The Standard hotel in downtown L.A. over the weekend. The victim who died was identified Monday as 21-year-old Thomas Johnson.Anyone with information, or who recognized the man seen in this surveillance video, is asked to contact the LAPD. “Share” to alert others.Read KTLA’s story here: http://on.ktla.com/xT7D9
Posted by KTLA 5 News on Monday, December 14, 2015