MONTEREY PARK (CNS) - Detectives were hoping today that $20,000 in reward money would generate clues to help them find the killer of a 10-year-old boy who was shot while riding in a car with his family in La Puente earlier this year.
Enrique Sebastian Falcon was fatally wounded at about 9:15 p.m. on May 17 near Hacienda Boulevard and Amar Road, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
According to investigators, the shooting occurred when a dark sedan with its headlights off pulled alongside the victims' car, and the gunman opened fire, wounding the boy, who family members said liked to go by his middle name.
Sebastian's mother called 911, and sheriff's deputies responding to the scene took him to a hospital in their patrol vehicle rather than wait for an ambulance, but he died at the hospital later that night.
“My son is missed,'' Adriana Falcon said Tuesday at a news conference at the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau, where a composite drawing of the gunman was released. “We all miss him. And we just want justice. If anybody knows anything, come forward.''
Rewards of $10,000 each have been offered by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the city of La Puente for help in solving the crime. A GoFundMe page was set up for the family following the boy's death.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.