Homeless Man's Family Appeals For Help Solving His Death in West Hollywood

posted by City News Service -

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released surveillance video which show a man who allegedly attacked and killed, George McKinney, a homeless man in West Hollywood on May 23, 2018.

WEST HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - Detectives and family members of a 65-year-old homeless man who died last month in West Hollywood appealed to the public today for information that helps find his killer. George McKinney was involved in an argument with another man who was driving a car on the afternoon of May 23, and later was found lying in the street near Santa Monica Boulevard and Hilldale Avenue with a head injury.

McKinney was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead the following day, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. 

The man with whom McKinney argued is considered a person of interest in the case, and investigators were trying to determine if he assaulted McKinney.``The two men were seen yelling at each other outside of a West Hollywood fast food restaurant, and again, shortly afterward, at a second location several blocks west,'' according to the sheriff's department. 

The man was described as 22-38 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build. The vehicle he drove was a dark-colored, 2009-2010 Mazda 6 sedan, with four doors. 

Security images of the man and his car were released at a news conference at the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles.``I'm just trying to wrap my head around someone taking a life," the victim's sister, Denise Key, said at the news conference. 

``(He) didn't deserve that. He loved everyone."Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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