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.

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File photo of crime scene tape. (credit: flickr/Tex Texin via Creative Commons)

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.


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