Jin Young Park, a 34-year-old Korean man, was found dead Sunday, Jan. 31, in the 3400 block of West 7th Street in Koreatown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 7:15 a.m., a person saw a man going through Park’s belongings on the sidewalk, said Lt. John Radtke with the Los Angeles Police Department. The person called police, who detained the man, then discovered that Park was dead, Radtke said.
Park, who had a single gunshot wound, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:25 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Investigators interviewed residents who reported hearing a gunshot about 4:30 a.m., but they are looking for witnesses to the shooting.
The man going through Park’s belongings didn’t realize that Park was dead, and he is not a suspect.
“He just figured that Mr. Park was drunk and passed ...