The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors offered or renewed $10,000 rewards Tuesday in the unsolved homicides of a Sheriff’s Department employee fatally shot in his car in Vermont Knolls and a 34-year-old mother of four who was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in Lancaster.
On the evening of July 29, 33-year-old Calvin Eugene Gray, a security guard with the County Services Bureau, was found shot to death in his car in the 1000 block of West 76th Street about 8:40 p.m. that Tuesday night. According to broadcast reports, he was shot as he dropped off his 8- year-old son. A witness told NBC4 he heard squealing wheels soon after the gunshots, but no description of a suspect vehicle was made available.
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended offering a reward and said detectives believed some witnesses may have seen a suspect leave the area.
“Mr. Gray was a valued member of the Sheriff’s Department and represented the county of Los Angeles to the highest professional standard while maintaining a strong moral conviction and compassion towards the public he served,” Ridley-Thomas said.
Anyone with more information was asked to call Los Angeles police Detectives Tim Marcia or Mitzi Roberts at (213) 486-6890 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
Supervisor Michael Antonovich recommended renewing a reward in the hit- and-run death of pedestrian Simone Walker.
On March 19, 2013, Walker was crossing Avenue L near 32nd Street East about 7:45 p.m. when a car traveling east hit her.
The speed limit in the area is 50 mph, and a sheriff’s spokesman told the Daily News that the car was likely going at least that fast.
Walker died six days later.
The reward, set to expire Oct. 6, will now be available for at least the next 90 days.
Anyone with more information was asked to call sheriff’s Sgt. David Jennings or Detective Mike Politano at (661) 940-3814.
— City News Service
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