June 18, 2015


City News Service




The Los Angeles City Council next week will consider offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the person who gunned down a 19-year-old man at a South Los Angeles car wash. Councilman Bernard Parks introduced a motion to offer the reward after Tavin Price's mother and a local pastor made public pleas for a monetary incentive to generate leads in the case. Price was approached by a person at 11 a.m. May 29 as he went into a smoke shop near the Five Minute Car Wash, 3312 W. Florence Ave., where he had gone with his mother and a family friend.


The individual made references to Price’s red shoes and gang affiliation. Price ignored him and went back to his car, police said. Five minutes later, another individual approached Price from behind and shot him several times. Price died at a hospital. The council is expected to vote on the $50,000 reward at its June 24 meeting.


Anyone with information about the case was urged to contact detectives Eric Crosson or Fernando Cuevas of the LAPD Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (323) 786-5100 or (323) 786-5113.

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