Detectives were hoping Tuesday that $20,000 in reward money would generate clues to help them find the killer of a 10-year-old boy who was shot while riding in a car with his family in La Puente earlier this year.
Enrique Sebastian Falcon was fatally wounded as he rode in the vehicle with his family about 9:15 p.m. May 17 near Hacienda Boulevard and Amar Road, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
A news conference was scheduled Tuesday morning at the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau offices in Monterey Park, where detectives planned to display a composite drawing of the suspect and discuss the case.
Rewards of $10,000 each have been offered by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the city of La Puente for help in solving the crime.
According to investigators, a black sedan with its headlights off pulled alongside the family’s car on the night of May 17, and someone inside the sedan fired one shot, striking Enrique, whose mother immediately called 911.
Sheriff’s deputies responding to the scene took the boy to the hospital in their patrol vehicle rather than wait for an ambulance, but he died at the hospital later that night.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.