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LASD - Transit Services Bureau
Thursday September 10th, 2015 :: 09:41 a.m. PDT
Advisory

Shooting aboard a Metro bus leaves one person injured #LASD Transit seeks help to identify the suspect

A 30 year old man was shot in the abdomen on Metro bus line 207, when it pulled up to the stop at Western Avenue and 60th Street, in the City of Los Angeles. The crime occurred on Labor Day Monday, September 7th, 2015, at approximately 12:07 PM. Erroneous reports that the person shot was a bystander caught in the cross-fire of a gang dispute appear to have been premature.

The LASD Transit Policing Division, which provides police services to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), had detectives and the LASD Crime Lab process the bus and surrounding area, conduct in-depth interviews with witnesses, and view video images from the bus video system. It appears by all accounts that the suspect and person shot became involved in a verbal altercation not long after the suspect entered the bus. The suspect then produced a handgun and shot the person in the abdomen. The suspect then ran off the bus with a possible accomplice, and out of sight.

It should be noted that crime aboard Metro buses and trains is low, about three part 1 crimes for every 1 million boarding, especially when compared to the areas in which Metro runs through.

The suspect is described as a male, Black, 18-20 years old, 5’4”-5’6” 140-150 pounds, wearing a black baseball cap with a Chicago White Sox logo, black T-shirt, and blue jean shorts. (See attached photo) If you see this person, or know who he is, do not approach him. Sheriff’s detectives consider him armed and dangerous. Please call 911 or LASD Transit Policing Division detectives at (888) 950-SAFE.

 

Partner to prevent crime by calling LASD Transit Policing at (888) 950-SAFE(7233), or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477). You also can text the letters “TIPLA” plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or use the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

Please remember, if you SEE SOMETHING that you believe is suspicious or doesn’t look right to you, SAY SOMETHING by calling: (888) 950-SAFE (7233), or your local police department. You can also use the Transit Watch LA App, to report crime or advise of something/someone suspicious on the transit system. The App can be downloaded at the Apple App Store, or on Google Play for Android Devices. http://transitwatchla.org/ (remember though, calling is always best!!)

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Written by / Media Inquiries:


Ramon Montenegro, L.E.T.
Transit Policing Division – Unit Public Information Officer
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
(213) 922-3649

24 Hr. : (888) 950-SAFE (7233)

Email: tpdpio@lasd.org

Transit Watch LA website:  http://www.transitwatchla.org/

LASD website: www.lasd.org

Twitter: @TransitLASD http://twitter.com/TransitLASD

Facebook LASD Metro Transit Services: http://www.facebook.com/LASDMetroTransitServices

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Address/Location
LASD - Transit Policing Division, Los Angeles County Sheriff

One Gateway Plaza, Mail Stop: 99-PL-15
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1

Non-Emergency: (888) 950-SAFE (7233)
 

Jim McDonnell, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

 

Address/Location
LASD - Transit Services Bureau
1 Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 323-563-5000

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