LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person who fatally shot a 19-year-old Marine in South Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday in favor of a motion introduced by Council President Herb Wesson asking the public to come forward with information that leads detectives to Carlos Segovia-Lopez’s killer.
According to police, Lance Cpl. Segovia-Lopez was found shortly after 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 covered in blood and slumped over the steering wheel of a Dodge Charger in the 2100 block of 31st Street.
A preliminary investigation revealed the Marine was driving on 31st Street when an assailant shot him, causing him to lose control of the car and crash into a parked vehicle.
Segovia-Lopez was taken off of life support on Monday after doctors informed the family he could not be saved.
Hundreds of Marines at Camp Pendleton paid tribute to Segovia-Lopez and his family this week.
Police said Segovia-Lopez had no gang connections. It remains unclear why he was shot.
Anyone with information about the case has been urged to contact the Los Angeles Police Department.
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