$50,000 Reward Offered NA132222bb

December 6, 2013

News Conference

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
11 a.m.

West Los Angeles Community Police Station
1663 Butler Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90025

Los Angeles City Councilmember, Herb Wesson, Council District 10
LAPD West Los Angeles Area, Captain Evangelyn Nathan
LAPD West Bureau Homicide, Lieutenant John Radtke
LAPD West Bureau Homicide Detectives

To offer a reward of $50,000 for information leading to the identity, arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the murder Taalib Pecantte.

On Monday, December 2, 2013, at 8:55 p.m., Taalib Pecantte, a seven year old boy, his mother, and her friend were seated in her vehicle in the 1900 block of South Corning Street.  Four male Black suspects wearing black hoodie jackets ambushed them and fired multiple gunshots into the vehicle.  All three were struck by the gunfire.  Taalib died the following day from his injuries at the hospital.  Detectives have been unable to identify any suspects or eyewitnesses to the crime and are currently seeking the public’s help.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAPD24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may     also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone 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 may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.