Reward of $30,000 Offered in Hawaiian Gardens Shooting Death

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Authorities announced a $30,000 reward Wednesday for help solving the killing of a man who was gunned down while driving in Hawaiian Gardens in October.

Carlos Alvarez-Diaz, 39, was fatally wounded at about 1:10 a.m. on Oct. 8, 2022, as he drove north on Norwalk Boulevard at 226th Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

A 14-year-old boy, reportedly a relative of the slain man, was also wounded in the attack but survived.

Authorities held a news conference Wednesday morning to announce the reward and seek the public's help in the case.

"He leaves behind a wife, two girls, and a baby boy who's never going to meet his dad," the man's brother, Adrian Alvarez, said at the news conference.

Information on a possible motive for the crime was not released by authorities.

"The suspect's vehicle is described as a dark-colored 4-door vehicle containing several males," sheriff's Lt. Patricia Thomas said. "The shooter was described as a Hispanic male in his late teens or early 20s wearing a black T-shirt and a black beanie."

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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