LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles City Council approved a $50,000 reward Wednesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who murdered a 14-year-old boy in South Los Angeles last month.

Elawnza Peebles was shot around 9:40 p.m. Nov. 9 while he was walking home in the 4600 block of Kansas Avenue.

Fire officials found Peebles, who recently moved to the neighborhood from Victorville, in a nearby driveway. The ninth-grader was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

“Murder is always tragic, but it is especially painful to see a young man’s life cut so short as he innocently tried to make his way home,” Councilman Curren D. Price Jr. said.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Det. Eric Crosson or Det. Miguel Gutierrez of the LAPD’s Criminal Gang/Homicide Unit at (213) 485-1383.


Family Members Inconsolable After 14-Year-Old Gunned Down In South LA

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