Killer of Hollywood Blvd. Street Performer Caught on Video, Cops Say
The suspect, via the LAPD
A man who allegedly killed a Hollywood Boulevard street performer just off of a busy stretch of the Walk of Fame as bars were letting out was captured on security video, police said.
The Los Angeles Police Department released the video, which depicts a man with dreadlocks walking casually on the boulevard near the scene of the crime, with the hope that someone might recognize him and turn the guy in for questioning.
The attack was so brazen that ...
... cops on foot patrol were very nearby, heard the gunfire, and found the victim, 29-year-old Jeffrey Dale, "down and unconscious" on Las Palmas Avenue near Hollywood Boulevard, according to an LAPD statement.
It happened at 2:01 a.m. on May 30, a Friday, cops said.
Police told us that Dale was a musical performer who had just finished working on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue and was strolling just a few short blocks away when he was murdered.
Responding paramedics discovered the man had been shot once in the chest, the LAPD said. He was taken to a hospital where he died.
The suspect was described as African American, 25- 30-years-old, about 5 feet, 8 inches, with a thin build and those telltale, shoulder-length dreadlocks. The LAPD added:
He walks with a limp that favors his left leg. He has possibly been seen in the Hollywood Area.
If you know who he is or where he might be, detectives at West Bureau Homicide would like to hear from you: 213-382-9470.
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