$50,000 Reward Offered in Search for Killer of Man Fatally Shot Last Year in Leimert Park

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A $50,000 reward is being offered for information on those responsible in the death of a 59-year-old man who was killed last September in Leimert Park.

Philip Osby is seen in an undated photo provided by his family.

Alongside Los Angeles police detectives, relatives of Philip Osby held a news conference Tuesday to announce the reward and plead with the public for information on his killing.

Osby's widow, Michelle Ash, said she's "had many sleepless nights" since her husband was killed on Sept. 17, 2017, in the 2600 block of Vernon Avenue.

"We really need your help at this time," she said. "If you know anything please let us know to bring us peace."

Osby was shot dead during the early morning hours and afterward his alleged killers were in possession of his vehicle for two months before it was recovered, said LAPD Sgt. Paul Funicello.

"We're still pursuing multiple leads," Funicello said. "But we've come to a point where we need the community's help. Any and all tips will be welcomed."

The LAPD also released an eight-second video of two male suspects. One of the men is seen wearing a light-colored hat and shirt and holding what appears to be a gun in the video. Another man is shown standing next to the first man and walking.

Osby's two daughters, who both wished to remain unnamed out of concern for their safety, also spoke at Tuesday's news conference. They described him a caring and fun-loving father who loved to dance.

"Please allow God to use you to get these animals off of the street," one said.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call LAPD Sgt. Funicello or Officer Robert Jamieson of Operations-South Bureau Homicide at 323-786-5110.

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