$25,000 Reward Established for the Murder of a Security Guard in unincorporated Whittier

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a $25,000 reward today for information in last month’s shooting death of Reyes Armando Garcia, at the request of Supervisor Don Knabe.

Garcia was shot and killed on the night of February 9, while working as a security guard at Oceans Sports Bar located at 14314 Telegraph Road, in the unincorporated area of Whittier. On that night, a group of males was observed drinking beer in the parking lot of the bar. The security staff approached the individuals and informed them that they could not drink in the parking lot and asked them to leave. One of the individuals punched Mr. Garcia, and one of the other suspects pulled out a gun and shot Garcia several times. The suspects sped away in a light colored pickup truck.

"These types of heinous crimes will not go unpunished, said Supervisor Knabe. We need to find the men responsible for the death of Mr. Garcia, 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 Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at (323) 890-5500.