Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia announced Thursday that he will ask the city council for a $15,000 reward to help find the assailants responsible for an Oct. 29 shooting that killed three men and wounded nine others.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn is also asking the Board of Supervisors for a $15,000 reward for a combined total of $30,000 in exchange for information leading to the arrest or conviction of the people responsible for the shooting.
“The Long Beach Police Department believes it would be beneficial to establish a reward, which may prompt reluctant witnesses to come forward and provide information to identify the individual(s) responsible for this crime,” Hahn’s motion states.
Garcia and Hahn will bring the issues up to their perspective boards on Tuesday.
According to the request from Garcia’s office, the money for the reward will come out of the Fiscal Year 2019 budget.
Detectives so far believe there was one suspect, described as male and wearing dark-colored clothes with his face concealed and believed to have fled in a dark-colored vehicle immediately after the shooting. Witnesses said a man in a mask jumped onto the back fence and shot into the backyard while another masked man stood behind the fence.
Police ask anyone with information on the shooting to Det. Mark Mattia or Donald Collier at 562-570-7244.
I’m requesting the Long Beach City Council authorize a $15k reward to match the LA County $15k request for a total reward of $30k for information to solve the murders of the October 29, 2019 shooting. pic.twitter.com/9fQHktCiOF
— Mayor Robert Garcia (@LongBeachMayor) November 8, 2019
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