A larger reward is now being offered for information that helps Riverside police find the assailant who gunned down a 57-year-old Jurupa Valley man outside a downtown hotel more than a year ago.

Grant Leggette Sr. was fatally shot on Valentine’s Day 2020, and since then the trail of his killer has gone cold, according to police.

Earlier this month, the Riverside City Council voted to replace the initial $10,000 reward posted for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the perpetrator, upping it to $30,000.

The action followed increased media exposure last month, when Leggette’s family held a news conference in front of the Riverside Hall of Justice, pleading for information.

“My father was an amazing man. He did not deserve to have his life taken,” the victim’s daughter, Kamelle Leggette, said.

According to a Riverside police spokesman, no new leads have surfaced since the handyman was killed in front of the Marriott hotel on Market Street.

Officer Ryan Railsback said Leggette had just left a Valentine’s Day event and was headed to his vehicle parked near the hotel when an unidentified individual fired multiple shots, striking the victim in the upper body, about 10:50 p.m. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene minutes later.

A search of the area turned up no suspects, and a possible motive remains elusive, according to Railsback.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the police department’s homicide unit at 951-353-7138, or rpdtips@riversideca.gov.

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