LAPD releases video of slaying at hamburger stand [Updated]
Los Angeles police released a surveillance video Wednesday showing a gunman killing a man at a hamburger stand south of downtown.
Demetrius Merriwether was shot May 6 about 1:30 p.m. at 240 W. Adams Blvd., the Los Angeles Police Department said. Merriwether was pronounced dead at Jim's Burgers in the Historic South-Central neighborhood.
The video shows the shooter walking up and opening fire as the victim stood near the counter next to another customer.
The attacker was described as a black man, 20 to 30 years old, and about 6 feet tall, the LAPD said. He fled in a silver or gray Dodge Charger with chrome rims.
At least 37 homicides have been reported in Historic South-Central since January 2007, according to a database compiled by The Times' Homicide Report.
Detectives had not established a motive for Merriwether's slaying.
Anyone with information is asked to call Newton Division homicide Det. Tommy Thompson at (323) 846-6556.
-- Robert J. Lopez
Video: Surveillance footage of the slaying. Credit: LAPD