Lareanz Simmons Family Asks Tipsters to Call Police

Riverside Poly High School student shot Feb. 23

By Olsen Ebright
|  Monday, Mar 5, 2012  |  Updated 2:52 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Lareanz Simmons' grandmother asks for help finding the gunman who shot and killed a 14-year-old Riverside Poly High School student.

Lareanz Simmons' grandmother asks for help finding the gunman who shot and killed a 14-year-old Riverside Poly High School student.

advertisement
Photos and Videos

Riverside Teen Shot Near His Home

Lareanz Simmons had borrowed a video game from a neighbor when he was shot while walking home. NBC 4's Craig Fiegener reports from Riverside.
More Photos and Videos

The family of Lareanz Simmons, the 14-year-old Riverside Poly High School student who was fatally shot last month, said they are hoping a $50,000 reward will lead to an arrest in the case.

"I know someone knows something," said Bernice Hobdy, the victim's grandmother.

"I know someone knows who did this, and if you would just come, just come and tell someone because it's something we're all going to have to live with," she said at a Monday news conference.

Detectives said Simmons (pictured, right) was not in a gang and they do not believe the shooting was done in retaliation.

The teen was shot near a relative's home on Feb. 23. A funeral is scheduled for Tuesday in Riverside.

A combined $50,000 in reward money is being offered in the case. Anonymous tips can be made by calling 1-800-782-7463.

Follow NBCLA for the latest LA news, events and entertainment: Twitter: @NBCLA // Facebook: NBCLA

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Running Dry
Coverage of the California drought. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out