The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors renewed a $10,000 reward on Tuesday for information leading to the arrest of a motorist suspected of fatally hitting a 55-year-old Long Beach man in a wheelchair in early 2015, officials said.
According to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD), Jose Guevarra was crossing Santa Fe Avenue near Lincoln Street when he was struck by a motorist driving a late-model green sedan, possibly a BMW, at about 9:50PM on Friday, February 13.
Guevarra was apparently thrown from his wheelchair by the impact.
Supervisor Don Knabe, who recommended the reward, called the case an “incredibly heinous crime.”
Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Collision Investigation Detective Sirilo Garcia at 562.570.7355. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1.800.222.TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.
City News Service contributed to this report.