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$50,000 reward offered in hit-and-run death of 92-year-old man

April 6, 2011 |  9:49 am

Los Angeles city officials offered a $50,000 reward Wednesday in the hit-and-run killing of a 92-year-old man who was walking in a marked crosswalk.

Jafar Amirshahidi was taking a walk Feb. 27 when he was struck crossing Reseda Boulevard at Victory Boulevard, police said.

The driver, in what police described as a dark-colored, four-door sedan, fled the scene.

Amirshahidi was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

His wife and son attended a news conference Wednesday for the announcement of the reward.

“We hope to take this person off the streets, because the way he hit my father … I feel that he’s really a killer,” said Cia Amir, 58. “My dad is gone, there’s not much that can be done about that now, but it can help the community."

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