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Type of Motorcycle identified in the Hit & Run

On Monday, just before 1:00 p.m., Lauren Charles Black, a 62-year old resident of Los Angeles, was crossing Glendale Blvd at Rockwood Street (map below, looks to be in or near Historic Filipinotown) when he was struck by motorcyclist going northbound on Glendale Boulevard. The suspect left the scene of the accident without stopping to identify himself or render aid to the fallen victim and Mr. Black was taken to a local hospital in extremely critical condition. He is now on life support.

The LAPD has been unable to identify the motorist or find any of Mr. Black's family. Black is Caucasian, 5 feet 4 inches, 135 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes.

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The suspect is described as a male, 5 feet 9 inches, 160 pounds, 25-30 years old, wearing a black and white jacket, with a black helmet. His motorcycle, (an example is posted abvoe) has damage to the front and is a 2007 Suzuki GSXR 600 or 750, blue and white in color.

Anyone with information regarding this crime or with contact information for the victim’s family is urged to contact Central Traffic Detective Felix Padilla or Josephine Mapson, at (213) 972-1825. During weekends and off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

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