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News Release

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Media Relations

Man Shot While Crossing Street

Feb. 15, 2010

At a news conference today, City officials announced a reward of $50,000 for information leading to the identity, arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for killing Herbert Eugene Seymour Jr.  Eighth District Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks is sponsoring the reward. Along with Parks, others attending the news conference included LAPD commanding officers and detectives, the victim’s family members and business colleagues from Best Buy where Seymour was employed.

Los Angeles:
  The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help in Identifying a suspect who shot a man in the back while he was crossing the street eastbound on 105th Street at Western Avenue.

Yesterday at about 10:40 p.m., 31-year-old Herbert Eugene Seymour Jr. was walking home from a nearby liquor store when a suspect approached him from behind and shot him several times for no apparent reason.  Seymour collapsed in the middle of the street, and Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel who arrived at the scene pronounced him dead shortly before 11 p.m.

After the shooting, the suspect, who left the area on foot and headed north on Western Avenue towards 104th Street, has been described as a Black male in his late teens to early 20s.  The motive for the killing is unknown, and the suspect’s and weapon is currently outstanding.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 77th Criminal Gang and Homicide Division Detectives Eric Crosson or Sam Arnold at 213-485-1383.  During non-business hours, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting the number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts