County renews $10,000 reward in Long Beach homicide
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Board of Supervisors today renewed a $10,000 reward in the hope that someone will come forward with information leading to whoever fatally shot a 35-year-old Long Beach man on a bicycle.
Pablo Ortiz was riding in the 2100 block of East 14th Street in Long Beach around 7:30 p.m. on June 21 when he was fatally shot.
Supervisor Don Knabe recommended that the reward, set to expire Sunday, be extended for another 90 days.
The killing took place on a busy street with multiple witnesses, who looked on in shock during the shooting, the Press-Telegram reported at the time.
Anyone with more information about the killing was asked to call Detectives Peter Lackovic or Greg Krabbe at (562) 570-7244. Callers can remain anonymous, and information can also be submitted via text or email at www.facebook.com.LongBeachPD.CA or www.longbeach.gov/police.
INGLEWOOD, Calif.—Inglewood police today sought the public's help to find the killers of a young man gunned down Wednesday while riding his bicycle.
Jose Flores, 19, of Inglewood, died shortly after the roughly 5 p.m. shooting at Arbor Vitae and Oak streets, Assistant Chief Ed Winter of the coroner's office said.
Flores was riding east on Arbor Vitae Street when two gunmen on foot and opened fire, wounding him "multiple'' times, Inglewood police Sgt. Brian Spencer said. The suspects ran off.
George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who says he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Sanford, Fla., was charged with second-degree murder Wednesday, April 11, more than six weeks after the fatal encounter.
Zimmerman has been arrested and was in the custody of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as of Wednesday night.
INGLEWOOD, Calif.—A $10,000 reward will be offered today for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever killed a 28-year-old man in Inglewood as he shielded his 8-year-old son from gunfire.
Fredrick Martin, 28, was mortally wounded April 3 in front of his home on West 109th Street, just west of Crenshaw Boulevard.
“Fredrick Martin was killed shielding (his) son from gunfire,” said family spokeswoman Jasmyne Cannick, adding that his family is now “on a mission to find his killers.”
INGLEWOOD, Calif.—A $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the gunman who shot and killed Cali Swag District dancer Monte Ray Talbert is being offered by the Inglewood Police Department, lieutenant said.
Relatives of Talbert, also known as “M-Bone,” and Inglewood police officers will distribute fliers Friday in an effort to solicit information about the May 21 shooting, Lt. James D. Madia said.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A large number of tips from the public led to the arrests of three people accused of gunning down a woman in South Los Angeles on Christmas night in front of her 3-year-old daughter, detectives said today.
Darnell Deshon Houston, 34, Lamar McKnight, 24, and Ezekiel Simon, 16, were all charged Tuesday with murder and attempted murder in connection with the Dec. 25 shooting that killed 25-year-old Kashmier Shari James, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Simon is a juvenile, but was charged as an adult.