LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles City Councilman Wednesday announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the hit-and-run death of a recent UCLA graduate.
David Pregerson, 23, was fatally struck on Dec. 27 on Chautauqua Boulevard, north of Borgos Place in the Pacific Palisades, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
“The driver of the car drove off after the collision, failing to stop, render aid, or identify themselves,” officials said.
The victim was later found in the brushes off Chautauqua around 3:20 a.m.
Pregerson, who was an aspiring film producer and the son of U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson, later died from his injuries on Dec. 31.
The $100,000 reward is made up of equal funds provided by the victim’s family and the city council.
“My wife and I are not looking for blood. We are looking for someone to come forward and explain to us. We are prepared to be compassionate,” Dean Pregerson said.
Anyone with information on the suspect should contact the LAPD West Bureau Homicide, Senior Detective John Skaggs at (213) 382-9470.