The Los Angeles City Council offered a $25,000 reward Wednesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for three recent shootings directed at police officers patrolling the Nickerson Gardens housing development.
The shootings--Aug. 21, 26 and 30--barely missed the officers, said Los Angeles Police Capt. Bruce Hagerty, commander of the Southeast Division. “I’m very convinced they were trying to kill the officers.”
In the first incident, 29 rounds were fired at two officers on a foot beat and 16 bullets hit walls at the chest or head level of the officers, Hagerty said.
The motion for the reward was made by Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr. “This council has to be united in saying that if you make a Los Angeles police officer a target . . . we are going to put out a reward on you,” he said.