Authorities Friday released a composite drawing of a man being sought as a “person of interest” in the killing of a young man gunned down while driving in El Monte.

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 shot.

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

The victim’s father, 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 son, Barajas Sr. said, “He’s an animal, and I’m not afraid to say it.”

A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer. Anyone with information about the shooting 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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