Los Angeles County increases reward for information on fatal shooting of 4-year-old boy in 2016

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has increased the reward to $75,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the fatal shooting of Salvador "Chavita" Esparza III in 2016. The 4-year-old was an innocent victim caught in the crossfire of a gang-related incident in Altadena, California. The shooting also injured a 27-year-old man. The case remains unsolved despite an initial $20,000 reward. Supervisor Kathryn Barger introduced the increased reward motion and urged anyone with information to come forward to bring justice for the Esparza family.

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the fatal shooting of a 4-year-old boy in Altadena, California in 2016 has been increased from $20,000 to $75,000.

Salvador “Chavita” Esparza III was killed in a gang-related crossfire incident while visiting family friends. A 27-year-old man was also injured in the shooting.

The Board of Supervisors made the decision to increase the reward and called on the public to come forward with any information that could help bring justice for Salvador and his family. The shooting remains unsolved, but officials have said a person of interest was involved in a previous argument with the live-in boyfriend of the boy’s mother.