LA PUENTE (CBSLA) — Authorities are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a killer who fatally shot a 10-year-old boy as he rode in a car with his family in La Puente.
Enrique Sebastian Falcon was in a car with his parents the night of May 17 when someone from another car opened fire on the family near Hacienda Boulevard and Amar Road.
“That area, there’s businesses there,” Lt. Charles Calderaro, with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, said. “Detectives are working tirelessly with our tech crew to dissect all that information at this time.”
Police said the suspect pulled up alongside the family with his headlights off. When the boy’s stepfather told the other driver to turn on his headlights, the gunman opened fire on them. Enrique was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
“My son is missed,” Adriana Campos, the boy’s mother, said Tuesday. “We all miss him, and we just want justice.”
Detectives are looking for the gunman, the vehicle and any other suspects involved.
Few details have been released, but a composite sketch of the suspect has was shown at a news conference Tuesday. The suspect vehicle was described only as a dark-colored sedan.
“This is such a tragedy for Sebastian’s family and the community as a whole to see the loss of such a young, innocent boy,” Calderaro said.
Two $10,000 cash rewards, arranged by LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis and the city of La Puente, are being offered for information leading to the capture and conviction of the person or people responsible for the fatal shooting.