Grieving Sisters Ask for Help Solving Brother's Slaying

They say in their neighborhood, to hear a shooting outside their bedroom windows is nothing new.

They say they're used to the violence outside.

They say it never affected them - until it did.

"I was going to go back to bed when my mom started screaming, it's Bryant!"

That's when reality sank in for Priscilla Llamas. Outside her South LA bedroom window, her little brother, 21-year-old Bryant Llamas, was gasping for air.

"It just felt like a bad dream, like a nightmare," she said as she fought back tears that only months after the shooting continue to stream down her face.

Llamas was leaving a party about 3 a.m. on Oct. 15, 2015 in the area of 84th and Main streets, just behind the apartment he shared with his sisters and mother.

Today, a makeshift memorial sits in a walkway between the two properties, something like a barrier now between his family begging for answers and those who still live in the house where the party was. Police say the residents of that home have been unwilling to provide any concrete information on the slaying.

"They're intimidated," says LAPD South Bureau Criminal Gang Homicide Detective John Flores. "Gangs are very intimidating."

Flores says shell casings that were scattered on the ground help them prove that as Llamas was walking home, someone approached him and as shots flew threw the air, Llamas tried to run for his life.

Another sister, Sorayda Manzo, administered CPR that night.

"He took a deep breath and then he stopped," Manzo recalled, "and I said, 'I'm here, baby. Breathe baby, breathe. God is good, mijo, I'm here with you, hear my voice!'"

Llamas was pronounced dead in the emergency room just hours later.

LAPD detectives are looking for a 2013-2015 model white Toyota Prius they say witnesses saw speed away that night. Flores says the shooter jumped into the passenger seat of that car, and that an accomplice behind the wheel likely knows what happened that night.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives directly at 323-786-5113. There is a $50,000 cash reward for information leading to the ID and arrest of the person or persons responsible. Callers are reminded that they can remain anonymous if they provide tips and still receive the reward if an arrest and conviction is made.

The reward money is a small amount in the minds of Llamas's three older sisters, who say nothing can bring their brother back. Their hope, they say, is that his story will strike a chord with a community so far keeping silent.

"If it was your family, wouldn't you want somebody to speak? Or stay quiet?" said Llamas's sister, Erica Del Toro.

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