20-year-old Frankie Velasquez was gunned down on the evening of May near First and Gless streets as he and a cousin walked to a Boyle Heights liquor store. Velasquez, who was shot multiple times by a suspect who walked up and opened fire, died a day later from his injuries. Police have not been able to solve the shooting, which is believed to be gang related. Today, the Los Angeles City Council approved a request by Councilman Jose Huizar to offer a $50,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction in connection with the killing.
Anyone with information on this case is urged to call Hollenbeck Homicide Detective Carillo or Alfaro at (323) 342-8959 or (323) 342-8956. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).
* This story has been updated with today’s City Council vote.