Surveillance Video Released to Help Find South LA Man's Killer

The slain 21-year-old was stopped at a red light in South LA on Nov. 25 when he was fatally shot

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    Los Angeles police on Sunday released surveillance video that shows cars lined up at a red light at Century Boulevard and Vermont Avenue in South Los Angeles when a gunman walked out of a car and into the street before shooting and killing 21-year-old Jarret Crump. Police believe Crump’s slaying may be a case of mistaken identity and hope witnesses to the crime will come forward. Gadi Schwartz reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. (Published Sunday, Dec 1, 2013)

    Authorities are hoping newly released surveillance video will help the public and police find the shooter who gunned down a 21-year-old man in South Los Angeles last month.

    Jarret Crump was shot Nov. 25 while he and his friend were stopped at a red light at Century Boulevard and Vermont Avenue about 5:40 p.m., according the Los Angeles Police Department. Crump died at a hospital that evening, and his friend survived with injuries.

    The surveillance video shows a gunman get out of an SUV, walk toward another car, fire gunshots over another car's hood and then get back inside the SUV before driving away. When the light turns green, other cars can be seen driving away, none of them stopping to help.

    "To that person, shame on you for taking a life that was just beginning for something he has never done to you," Crump's father Gregory Oliver said Sunday.

    Police believe the shooting may be a case of mistaken identity and hope witnesses will come forward to help them find the gunman.

    Crump had no gang ties or criminal history, and he was heading out to play basketball after having dinner with his grandmother when he was shot and killed, police said.

    "He was a very good son, very good," Crump’s mother, Dara Davis Oliver, told NBC4 the day after her son's death.

    Crump worked as a custodian alongside his mother for the Los Angeles Unified School District. He was the youngest of three sons and always had a smile on his face, Davis Oliver said.

    "Someone needs to come forward ... and tell me why my son is not here with us," she pleaded Sunday.

    LAPD officials and Crump's loved ones held a news conference Sunday to ask for help in finding those responsible for his death.

    Anyone with information is urged to contact the LAPD Detective Charles Geiger or Michael Levant at 213-485-4341 or 877-LAWFULL (529-3855).

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