Joe Banes Dead in South Los Angeles Hit-And-Run Accident, Driver at Large
Los Angeles, CA (August 14, 2020) – On Thursday, 50-year-old Joe Banes was killed in a hit-and-run an alley south of the 200 block of West 60th Street.
Moreover, at 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday, authorities received a call about a man’s body in an alley near West 60th Street.
Shortly after, the Los Angeles Police Department arrived at the scene of incident. Authorities then pronounced Mr. Banes dead at the scene.
Investigators conclude he was lying down, when an unknown vehicle struck him.
Later on, surveillance footage was released showing an individual stopping to look at the body.
The video was provided by neighbors with a backyard view of the incident.
LAPD Detective Juan Campos spoke to KTLA, saying, “I’m not saying this person was involved in the fatality; However, this is a person of interest I’d like to talk to and talk to about what happened in the alley.”
Furthermore, Campos stated that this person of interest in the video footage also struck a fence.
Indeed, a description of the car or the suspect has been given to the public at this time. This is because LAPD stated the footage shows the impact.
Current Status of Investigation
Additionally, the investigation is currently on-going, and more details are to come.
Lastly, the authorities note that if the public has any information on the crash in the alley near West 60th Street, reach out to Detective Juan Campos at 213-833-3713 or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at 213-486-3713.
If anyone with information prefers to stay anonymous, call L.A. Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
With heavy hearts, we at Sweet Lawyers extend our sympathies to the family and community of Joe Banes.
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