The city of Los Angeles is offering a reward of $50,000 for information leading to the identity, arrest, and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Patrick Caruthers.
On Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, the 19-year-old was sitting at a park bench at Harvard Community Park, located at 1535 West 62nd St., when an unknown assailant walked up to Caruthers and shot him. The suspect ran back to an awaiting vehicle, which drove west on 62nd Street and south on Denker Avenue. The suspect vehicle is described as a dark colored compact car.
The suspects, their vehicle, and the murder weapon are all still outstanding.
Anyone with information is urged to call Criminal Gang/Homicide Division, Detective Lyman Doster and Stacey Sxymkowiak at (213) 485-1383. During off hours or weekends, call the 24-hour toll free number at (877) LAWFULL (529-3855).