$10K Reward Offered for Information on Killing of College Football Player

Authorities announced Monday that a $10,000 reward was being offered for information leading to a conviction in the shooting death of a college football player last year in South Los Angeles.

Kejon "Wayne" Atkins, 22, was standing on a sidewalk in the 1800 block of E. 126th Street on July 23, 2015 when several shots were fired at Atkins and struck him in the head, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Atkins was taken to a hospital but died July 27, 2015 as a result of his injuries, according to the news release.

Atkins was reportedly a football player at Long Beach City College.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $10,000 reward on April 26 for any information leading to a conviction of the person or people responsible for killing Atkins.

Authorities were searching for two vehicles that fled southbound onto Wilmington Avenue and then westbound onto El Segundo Boulevard after the shooting. One vehicle was an older model, gold, four door sedan. The other vehicle was a maroon Pontiac Aztec, possible two toned with a gray lower half, according to the news release.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anyone who prefers to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.


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Editor's note 3:23 p.m. PST, May 10, 2016: This article has been updated from a previous version to correct the date Atkins died.

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