$100,000 Reward Offered in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Carson

LAPD officers conduct an assault investigation at 10040 Old Depot Plaza Rd, at the Chatsworth Train Station, as a pedestrian walks by.

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CARSON (CNS) - Authorities Thursday were hoping that a $100,000 reward will help generate clues to find the hit-and-run motorist involved in the death of a pedestrian in Carson earlier this year.

Jamaal Freeman, 34, was injured on Jan. 3 at about 5 a.m. at 220th Street and Avalon Boulevard, and he died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

At a news conference Thursday morning at the Carson Sheriff's Station, authorities announced the reward for information leading to the identity, arrest and conviction of the driver involved in the fatal hit-and-run.

"Jamaal was such a good man," Freeman's mother, Jestina Jones, said at the news conference. ``I want to have closure for my son. Please, please, if you're a mother, if you know your son has done something, please let him turn himself in."

A gofundme page set up on behalf of the family had raised about $15,000 as of Thursday morning. It is at gofundme.com/f/jamaal-freeman .

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Carson Sheriff's Station at 310-830-1123, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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