Reward Authorized For Information Related to Fatal Lakewood Shooting

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion introduced by Supervisor Don Knabe to establish a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved in the murder of Mark Mejia, a resident of Lakewood.

On Saturday, July 19, 2008, at approximately 0003 hours, the victim, Mark Mejia, 19, was sitting inside of his vehicle in front of a residence in the 2900 block of Dashwood Street in Lakewood. The suspect drove up next to the victim’s vehicle, exited his vehicle and began shooting at the victim’s vehicle, striking the victim and killing him.

Investigators believe it would be beneficial to offer a reward in this case, which may prompt reluctant witnesses to come forward and provide information to identify the individual(s) responsible for this crime. They can remain anonymous.


Sergeant Sandra Nava (323) 574-4216
Sergeant Donald Walls (323) 574-4216
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Homicide Bureau