LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $20,000 reward Tuesday for information leading to whoever fatally shot a man during a Lancaster robbery in June.
Supervisor Michael Antonovich recommended the reward in hopes of tracking down the killer of 29-year-old Thomas Roland Gray Jr. of Palmdale, who was shot June 16 during a robbery at an apartment complex in the 1600 block of Cactus Drive in Lancaster.
Gray died of his injuries two days later at Antelope Valley Hospital.
Another man, Jamal Smith, was also injured in the attack. Smith opened his door to the gunman, who pointed the weapon at his head.
Smith wrestled with the assailant and sustained a cut to his head that sent him to the hospital, but told detectives he was unable to describe the suspect, who had an accomplice.
“His memory is limited to when he opened the front door and was confronted by a person pointing a gun at his head,” Antonovich said.
Deputies said an undisclosed amount of cash was taken by the two suspects. Anyone with information about their identities is encouraged to call sheriff’s homicide Detectives David Gunner or Frederick Morse at 323-890- 5500.
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