A $20,000 reward was offered Tuesday in an effort to find the killer of a 10-year-old boy who was shot while riding in a car with his family in La Puente in May.

Enrique Sebastian Falcon was shot and killed as he rode in the car with his family about 9:15 p.m. May 17 near Hacienda Boulevard and Amar Road. He was in the backseat of the car as the family was heading home from his uncle’s house.

A news conference was scheduled Tuesday morning at the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau offices in Monterey Park, where detectives planned to display a composite drawing of the shooter and discuss the case. No other information was immediately available Tuesday morning.

Rewards of $10,000 each have been offered by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the city of La Puente for help in solving the crime.

According to investigators, a black sedan with its headlights off pulled alongside the family’s car on the night of May 17. Someone inside the sedan fired one shot, striking Enrique, whose mother immediately called 911, authorities said.

Sheriff’s deputies responding to the scene took the boy to the hospital in their patrol vehicle rather than wait for an ambulance, but he died at the hospital later that night.

Family members described Enrique an energetic boy who loved to play, loved animals and loved to play with his uncle’s dogs.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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