Los Angeles

$30K Reward Offered in Security Officer's Shooting

Victim was dropping his son off at a relative's home when he was shot, police say

A $30,000 reward was announced Monday for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot to death a security officer in front of his son in late July.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Security Officer Calvin Gray was off duty while dropping off his son in the 1000 block of West 76th Street in Los Angeles on July 29, Los Angeles police said.

Gray's son was walking from the car to his relative's home when shots were fired, Detective Tim Marcia said. The shooter(s) drove away.

Officers who responded to the shooting found Gray in his car with gunshot wounds, and he died at the scene, police said.

In a Monday morning press conference, police and Gray’s family asked the public for help in solving the case.

"(Gray) was recognized as a professional, very hard working, ethical person. He was respected by all his peers," Assistant Sheriff Richard Barrantes said.

Gray's mother described her son as a "great kid" who was committed to his faith.

"This was a young man after God's own heart," Margaret Gray said.

"All the people that come in contact with him loved him. He was just a great, great, little, fat kid," she said at the conference with a giggle.

Anyone with information regarding this crime should call Robbery-Homicide Division, Homicide Detectives Marcia and Roberts at 213-486-6890. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

Contact Us