INGLEWOOD (CBSLA.com) — The family of an aspiring musician, who was gunned down four years ago, is holding out hope that his murder case will be solved.
Kevin Harris II was shot and killed on September 20, 2009, soon after he pulled up to his music studio in Inglewood.
Inglewood police believe the gunman was a gang member. Harris, however, was not involved in gangs and had no criminal history.
The victim’s father, Kevin Harris, Sr., told CBS2′s Rachel Kim that Kevin not only worked, but was attending college, and was a rising music producer.
“My heart is ripped inside of my body but God has kept me strong to keep persevering,” he said. “The despicable cowards that did this are still out on the loose and we need to catch them.”
Harris, Sr. says he remains in contact with the detective investigating Kevin’s murder.
“4, 4:30 in the morning, I’m calling everyday even if the phone is not picked up. I still will call everyday just to get any bit and piece that I can,” he said.
Inglewood Police Chief Mark Fronterotta says Harris, Sr.’s dedication motivates his department.
“It certainly is remarkable and certainly speaks volumes of his love for his son. He’s an incredible man. He is very, very persistent,” Fronterotta said.
Inglewood’s Mayor says a $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to arrest and conviction of Kevin’s killer.