Reward for information in killing of West Covina woman grows

West Covina Police are still searching for answers in the gang murder of a 29-year-old woman who investigators said was wrongfully assaulted and are hoping a bigger reward in the case will turn up witnesses more than two years later .

Gabriela De Haro Perez was fatally shot near the intersection of Azusa Avenue and Amar Road on January 2, 2021 in what West Covina Police said was a case of “misidentification” during the gang violence. Police say Perez was not involved in any gang activity.

There is now a $100,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder, according to West Covina Police.

A reward in April 2021 the case was set at $30,000, but this week West Covina officials announced the higher reward.

According to police, detectives continue to actively investigate Perez’s murder. They declined to release details about the shooting or the suspect vehicle, but said they “believe there are people who know who committed this horrific crime.”

The $100,000 reward is made up of $50,000 from the West Covina City Council, $15,000 from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and $35,000 from Perez’s family.

Detectives asked anyone with information about the crime to contact the police department directly at (626) 939-8500 or to provide an anonymous tip

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-01-05/reward-for-2021-killing-in-west-covina-grows-to-100k Reward for information in killing of West Covina woman grows

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