Long Beach City Council Approves to Establish Reward for Information Regarding May 9 Fatal Shooting of 12-Year-Old Boy
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Long Beach, CA ~ The Long Beach City Council unanimously approved a motion on May 23, 2023, to enter discussions with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to establish a reward of no less than $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) involved in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Eric Gregory Brown III and injuries to a 14-year-old girl.

Mayor Rex Richardson expressed his condolences to the family of Eric Gregory Brown III and stated that they are determined to find those responsible for this devastating loss and hold them accountable. The total reward amount is yet to be determined, but if the County moves forward with a recommendation to contribute, it will be heard at a future Board of Supervisors meeting.

The recommendation was brought forward by Sixth District Councilwoman Dr. Suely Saro and co-sponsored by Mayor Rex Richardson, Fifth District Councilwoman Megan Kerr and Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin. The City has in the past matched County rewards using private donations in limited occurrences under certain circumstances.

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On May 9, 2023, at approximately 11:32 p.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department were dispatched to the 2200 block of Lewis Avenue regarding a hit shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered two children with gunshot wounds; one succumbed to his injuries at the hospital while the other was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The preliminary investigation revealed that they were approached by a vehicle containing at least two male suspects who shot at them.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives at 562.570.7244 or submit anonymous tips through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org. If information leads to successful arrest and conviction, it will be submitted for reward consideration.

The Long Beach City Council has taken action in response to this tragedy by authorizing discussions with Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for a reward amount no less than $25,000 for information leading to an arrest of those responsible for this heinous crime against two innocent children – one who lost his life and another who suffered injury as a result of it.

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