LAPD Releases New Surveillance Video, IDs Suspect in Fatal Shooting Outside Downtown Hotel

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The Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday released new surveillance video and identified the suspected gunman in a fatal shooting that occurred outside a downtown hotel late last year.

LAPD released this photo of suspected shooter Jamaine Harrington on May 11, 2016.
LAPD released this photo of suspected shooter Jamaine Harrington on May 11, 2016.

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Jamaine Harrington, 32, who has been identified as the man who fired shots into a crowd outside the Standard Hotel in the early hours of Dec. 13.

Thomas Johnson, 22, was killed and three others were injured in the shooting at 550 S. Flower St.

Surveillance footage shows a group of black men involved in an argument with another group of black men, when the incident escalated.

After the fight ended, one of the men pulled out a gun and began shooting at two other men.

"It all escalated from an argument, which led to a fight and, in the heat of the moment, the suspect took out a firearm and shot into the crowd," said LAPD Officer Aareon Jefferson.

The victims were later taken to hospitals.

Johnson ran to the back of the hotel through the lobby to avoid getting shot, the suspect followed and continued shooting, police said.

He fired several rounds, hitting Johnson and another victim who returned fire with his own gun, according to a police news release.

Johnson was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Harrington is described as having black hair, styled in corn rows, brown eyes and a black mustache. He is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and was wearing a long black trench coat when the shooting occurred. Police said he has a prior record for carrying a handgun.

He may have changed his appearance since the shooting, police said.

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