‘Heartbeat of Our Family': $50,000 Reward Offered in Sylmar Shooting Death

A 40-year-old man was shot and killed Nov. 12 in a Sylmar parking lot.

Alexander Aguirre, killed in a 2021 shooting in Sylmar, is pictured in a reward for information poster.

A reward of up to $50,000 was offered Monday to help solve the murder of a Sylmar man who was shot and killed in November.

Alexander Aguirre, 40, was shot at about 10 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2021, in the 13200 block of Maclay Street. He died at the scene.

The shooter gunned down Aguirre in a parking lot, police said. Police have not identified a motive.

The victim's brother spoke Monday at a news conference announcing the reward.

"He was the heartbeat of our family,'' Aguirre's brother David Aguirre, said at a news conference Monday. "We were there recently, just visiting the site of where he was killed, and then some lady comes out, unexpectedly, and said, 'Oh, you guys know the gentleman -- he was such a sweet gentleman; every time I would come out, he would see me sweeping, he would come and help me do my chores ...

"He was that person. He would just lend out his hand, wherever he could.''

There were no details about the shooter's description.


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The reward was offered by the Los Angeles City Council.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call the LAPD Valley Bureau homicide detectives at 818-374-1933 or 877-LAPD-247. Tips also can be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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