The City Council approved a pair of $50,000 rewards this week in hopes of solving two homicides, including the slaying of a 15-year-old girl who was shot as she waited with her mother outside a hamburger stand in South Los Angeles.
Hannah Bell was shot about 9 p.m. on April 27 at the Best Burger hamburger stand near 77th Street and Western Avenue and died at a hospital.
The reward was originally announced at a news conference at the crime scene on April 30 that was attended by the girl’s mother.
“It was wrong to take my daughter, she was innocent,” Samantha Mays said. “I just need him to come forth—the young man that has done this to my daughter. It would be best for you to just come forward; maybe it would be easier on you if you just give in and take your punishment like you deserve.”
A male suspect wearing a black hoodie was last seen leaving the location on foot, southbound on Western Avenue, according to Los Angeles police, who have not determined a motive for the killing.
The second reward was offered for information in the slaying of Alberto Guerrero-Grey, 23, who was shot to death on March 29 last year around 12:50 a.m. on 107th Street, west of Lou Dillon Avenue, in the Watts neighborhood.
Both of the rewards were approved on 11-0 votes.