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Gunman in Standard Hotel Slaying Identified

Authorities Wednesday announced a $50,000 reward for information that helps detectives track down a suspect in a shooting outside a downtown Los Angeles hotel last December that left one man dead and three others wounded.

Jamaine Harrington, 32, is being sought in the killing of 22-year-old Thomas Johnson, who was shot about 2:20 a.m. Dec. 13 at 550 S. Flower St., the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

Harrington is described as black, 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8 inches tall and 140 pounds, with brown eyes and hair braided in corn rows.

Johnson was standing outside the Standard Hotel when two groups of men got into an argument that escalated into a fight.

"After the fight ended, a suspect pulled out a handgun and began shooting at the victims," wounding two men in front of the hotel, according to the LAPD.

"Mr. Johnson ran to the rear of the hotel through the lobby to avoid getting shot," police said. "Simultaneously, the suspect ran around the hotel toward the rear and confronted Mr. Johnson. The suspect continued to fire several rounds, hitting Mr. Johnson and another victim, who returned fire with his own gun."

The Los Angeles City Council offered the reward for information leading to Harrington's arrest. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call detectives at 213-996-1891, or 877-LAPD-247.

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