LAPD Hopes $50,000 Reward Will Help Solve ‘Senseless’ 2012 Killing
A $50,000 reward was announced Friday for information leading to the prosecution of whoever shot a 40-year-old father of four to death in 2012, in what authorities described as a senseless killing.
Paul T. James died in a hospital after he was shot multiple times just before 9 p.m. on Oct. 11, 2012, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
James was walking in the 9600 block of South Hoover Street (map) in South Los Angeles when he was approached by a black man who produced a handgun and fire, according to LAPD.
There was no apparent motive for the shooting, authorities said.
“Detectives have exhausted all investigative leads and are hoping the $50,000 reward will assist in the investigation,” an LAPD news release stated.
The gunman was last seen wearing a gray hoodie and leaving on foot eastbound on Colden Avenue, police said.
The reward was announced at a Friday morning event at the LAPD 77th Street Station by Councilman Bernard Parks, police Detective Gerardo Vejar and James’ family members, according to the release.