The Board of Supervisors renewed a $10,000 reward Tuesday for information leading to the killer of a 27-year-old father shot to death in a parked car in Compton.
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended extending the reward in the shooting death of 27-year-old Phillip Gonzalez. The reward, set to expire April 23, will now be available for at least another 90 days.
About 11 p.m. last June 26, Gonzalez was sitting in a parked car in the 300 block of Laurel Street in Compton, listening to music with two friends, when a man rode up on a bicycle and opened fire through the driver’s side window.
Gonzalez, the father of a then-1-month-old daughter, died at the scene.
Police said the two other men in the car were also struck by the gunfire, but both survived their wounds. Investigators believe the shooting was gang-related, according to Ridley-Thomas.
Anyone with information was asked to call sheriff’s Detective Margarita Barron at (213) 890-5500.
—City News Service
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