INGLEWOOD (CBS) — A $10,000 reward is expected to be offered in the death of a young father who was killed while shielding his 8-year-old boy from gunfire.

Fredrick Martin, 28, was fatally shot on April 3, as he protected his little boy from gunfire in front of his home on West 109th Street.

On Monday, family and friends of Martin, including his best friend Joey Hickman, are expected to join Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. at a news conference to ask the public for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the gunman.

“Fredrick Martin was killed shielding (his) eight-year-old son from gunfire,” said family spokeswoman Jasmyne Cannick, “and now (his) family is on a mission to find his killers.”

Both Hickman and Martin’s son suffered minor injuries in the attack. The child had a minor graze wound while Hickman suffered a gunshot wound to the ankle.


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» Man Fatally Wounded While Shielding Son From Gunfire In Inglewood

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Comments (4)
  1. Jesse Jackson says:

    I’m too scared to go and support Martins family….maybe Al will go for me

  2. AL Sharpton says:

    Hell no Jesse! You go! I have not heard that this is a race thing. Sorry I dont do regular crimes ONLY RACE CRIMES!

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