The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors renewed a $10,000 reward Tuesday for information that helps solve the fatal shooting of the son of a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy in Hawthorne more than four years ago.
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended extending the reward in the hope of tracking down whoever killed 20-year-old William Fifita after he left a church dance with family and friends.
Fifita — who was shot about 2:15 a.m. on March 20, 2016 — was driving his cousin and two college friends when the driver of a white Kia Soul pulled alongside them near the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Rosecrans Avenue. Someone inside the Kia opened fire and Fifita died at the scene. Two men in the car with him were also struck by bullets, but survived.
Fifita was a student and football player at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut and was very involved in his church, Ridley-Thomas said.
Set to expire June 19, the reward will now be available for at least the next 90 days.
Anyone with information about the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
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