South Central, Los Angeles– The Los Angeles city council approved a motion this week of a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the killing of USC student Victor McElhaney. In the early morning hours of March 10, Victor was shot and killed during a robbery attempt after exiting a store located on Maple and Adams Boulevard.
Police believe the suspects who killed Victor are three young Latino men, who fled the scene in a four-door dark-colored sedan.
His mother Oakland City Councilwoman Lynette McElhaney, accepted his diploma at this years commemoration at the University of Southern California where Victor was studying Jazz.
Lynette held a rally in the parking lot where her son was killed this mothers day, which fell on the same weekend Victor was set to graduate from USC.
In an interview with local news Lynette said, “it felt like the right thing to do this mothers day.”
“It’s disheartening to know the killers are still on the loose while a family and entire community continues to grieve in search for answers,” City Councilman Curren Price said when he introduced the motion calling for the reward. “I hope it sends a clear message. We are committed to finding these killers and bringing them to justice.”
The total reward amount is $75,000. The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors has already approved a $25,000 reward.