Reward Established in Deputy Maria Rosa Shooting

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have unanimously approved a $25,000 reward for information in last week’s shooting death of Sheriff’s Deputy Maria Cecelia Rosa at the request of Supervisor Don Knabe.

Deputy Rosa was off duty when she was killed outside of a North Long Beach home early on the morning of March 28. Rosa attempted to defend herself during an apparent robbery attempt, but was shot twice before she could return fire. Investigators with the Long Beach Police Department say they are looking for two male suspects who were seen running from the scene of the shooting.

"This heinous crime will not go unpunished, said Supervisor Knabe. We need to find the men responsible for Deputy Rosa’s death and it is my hope that this reward will help lead to new information and ultimately an arrest.

Any person having any information related to this crime is asked to call the Homicide Detail of the Long Beach Police Department at (562) 570-5572.