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$10,000 Reward Offered in Long Beach Father's Killing

Long Beach police say Lashown Fils, who had an infant son, was not a gang member, but lack a motive for the shooting. Police went to the TV show 'America's Most Wanted' for help.

A $10,000 reward was approved by the Board of Supervisors Monday in hopes of helping police capture the killer of a Long Beach father, who was gunned down in January.

Lashown Fils, 26, of Long Beach was shot to death January 11 of this year in the 200 block of W. 14th Street, the police department announced Monday afternoon.

"The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, at the recommendation of Supervisor Don Knabe, issued a $10,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of 26-year-old Lashown Fils of Long Beach," said a statement e-mailed by department spokeswoman Nancy Pratt.

Shortly before 4 a.m. that January morning, Long Beach Police Department was called with a report of a shooting, and officers found Fils, who died at a hospital a few hours later. 

Investigators do not think Fils, who had an infant son, was a gang member but have yet to determine a motive in the attack. They are seeking clues and any information or witness report someone might have.

That is what led to the "America's Most Wanted" TV program, on which Fils' murder is featured, along with Long Beach police. To watch that report click here.

Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Terri Hubert and Mark Bigel at (562) 570-7244.  Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1 (800) 222-TIPS, texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES, or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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