L.A. County supervisors renew reward in deadly 2015 shooting of LBCC football player

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors renewed a $10,000 reward today for information on the 2015 shooting death of a 22-year-old former Long Beach City College football player who was gunned down in Willowbrook.

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended extending the reward, set to expire Jan. 10, in the shooting death of Kejon Atkins.

Late on the morning of July 23, 2015, Atkins, known as Wayne, was walking along the 1800 block of East 126th Street in Compton when a gold or silver four-door sedan going east crossed into the westbound lanes. As the car approached, a man opened fire through the rear window. Atkins, who was shot in the head, died four days later at St. Francis Medical Center.

Ridley-Thomas said Atkins had been planning to re-enroll in school and get back on the football team in the fall semester.

The gunman was in his late teens to early 20s, with several tattoos on his back. Two or three other men were also believed to have been in the car, which was last seen going west on El Segundo Boulevard. Surveillance cameras captured images of the car as well as a two-tone, maroon/gray SUV, possibly a Pontiac Aztec, which might have been following along.

Ridley-Thomas urged anyone with information to call detectives Theodor Baljet or Troy Ewing at 323-890-5500.

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