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.