Father killed in Baldwin Hills hit-and-run

A Lancaster father who was visiting his mother in Baldwin Hills was killed after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver early Friday morning, police said.

The victim was identified by family members as 32-year-old Joshua Brown.

Los Angeles Police Department investigators said according to witness statements, Brown was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk when he was struck at the intersection of La Cienega and Obama boulevards around 2:30 a.m.  

"It’s sick, man. It’s sad. With all the killings and stuff going on, I just wish everything would stop," Brown’s cousin, Christian Bowman said. "I just hope they figure it out what’s going on with this."

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His mother, Jocie Johnson, told FOX 11’s Mario Ramirez that Brown had just completed trucking school.

On Friday morning, LAPD detectives were gathering evidence and were checking for surveillance footage at nearby businesses to help identify the suspect’s vehicle.

Brown is survived by his fiancé and son, Ace.

Those who provide information leading up to the suspect’s arrest and conviction or resolution are eligible for a reward of up to $50,000. 

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