The Board of Supervisors Tuesday renewed a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever was involved in the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man outside his home in Long Beach.
Supervisor Don Knabe recommended extending the reward, which had been set to expire May 16.
Olataga Filemoni was talking with friends in front of his home in the 3200 block of Baltic Avenue shortly before 11 p.m. last July 25 when a small compact car stopped in front of the house and someone inside shouted out a gang phrase, according to Long Beach police.
No one in Filemoni’s group was in a gang, so they didn’t respond. Someone inside the car almost immediately opened fire, police said.
Filemoni, who was struck several times, was rushed to a hospital, but he died three days later.
Several people reported hearing shots, but nobody has come forward with any suspect descriptions.
Anyone with information about the attack was asked to call Long Beach police detectives Greg Krabbe or Mark McGuire at (562) 570-7244. Witnesses may remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.
— City News Service