Authorities Friday released a composite drawing of a “person of interest” investigators want to question about the slaying of a young man gunned down while driving in El Monte, as his parents made a tearful plea for help in finding their son’s killer.

Fabian Garcia Barajas, 20, of Pomona was shot about 12:30 a.m. on April 3 as he drove along the 12300 block of Valley Boulevard, the sheriff’s department reported. His car crashed into the front metal security gate of a business park after he was fatally wounded.

The person of interest, who was seen running from the crime scene, was described as Hispanic, 25-30 years old, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 160-170 pounds. He wore a black Los Angeles Dodgers cap and a black jacket.

Fabian Barajas Sr. said his son was a car and video games enthusiast. He lived with his mother and worked in Walnut as machine operator to help support his family.

When talking about whoever killed his only son, Barajas Sr. said, “This person is an animal. He’s not a human being, he’s an animal, and I’m not afraid to say it.”

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for the killing.

“It’s hard to accept what happened here because my son wasn’t a person who would harm anybody,” a tearful Barajas Sr. said at a news conference at the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau in Monterey Park, where the young man’s parents were joined by other family members and friends in seeking justice for their loved one.

Anyone with information about the shooting, or the person of interest, who may have information about what happened, was urged to call sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS.

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