$50,000 reward offered for information on vehicle-to-vehicle shooting

11/16/2011, 7:45 a.m.

WILMINGTON, Calif.--A $50,000 reward was announced today for information leading to a conviction in the vehicle-to-vehicle shooting death of a motorist in Wilmington.

James Ryan Dominguez, 26, was shot about 5:45 p.m. May 18 as he sat in the driver's seat of a black 2000 Ford Explorer at a red light on northbound Wilmington Boulevard at Pacific Coast Highway, said Los Angeles police Officer Fernando Rivas of the Harbor Station.

As Dominguez waited for the light to turn green, a red, newer-model vehicle, possibly a Dodge Challenger, pulled up alongside the driver's door of the Ford, and a passenger opened fire, Rivas said.

Dominguez, mortally wounded, crashed the Ford a short distance away. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Investigators do not know why he was targeted.

The suspects' vehicle made a U-turn and sped off southbound on Wilmington Boulevard.

The reward was offered by the Los Angeles City Council.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call homicide detectives at (310) 726-7882; (877) LAPD-24-7; or Crime Stoppers, (800) 222-TIPS. Tipsters can also use cell phones to text to the number 274637; or go to the website www.lapdonline.org and click on Web Tips.