L.A. County Offers $10,000 Reward in Shooting Death of 28-Year-Old

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $10,000 reward today for information leading to whoever killed a 28- year-old Whittier man last spring.

Supervisor Janice Hahn recommended a reward to help find the man who gunned down Freddy Rosas just before 2 a.m. on May 24.

Investigators obtained video surveillance showing Rosas walking out of a 7-Eleven parking lot in the 14100 block of Mulberry Drive in an unincorporated area of Whittier. A white Toyota Prius can be seen driving by and pulling into a nearby alley.

As Rosas approached, the Prius pulled out of the alley and parked in his path. The driver jumped out, ran up to Rosas and shot him.

Rosas -- who was just a half-mile from his home -- ran about 100 yards before he collapsed. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Residents told authorities they heard a brief argument before Rosas was shot.

Detectives are hoping that the reward will encourage reluctant witnesses to come forward.

Hahn urged anyone with further information to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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