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Compton issues $75,000 reward to catch baby killer

Persons with information related to the death of Autumn Johnson are asked to call the County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500

Compton City Council, FBI, and Supervisor Ridley-Thomas collaborate on $75,000 reward in death of Autumn Johnson

COMPTON (MNS) — Mayor Aja Brown and the City Council on a vote of 5-0 at Tuesday’s council meeting authorized a $25,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the gunman responsible for the death of 1-year-old Autumn Johnson on Tuesday evening, Feb. 9, 2016.

ComptonHerald.com | Autumn Johnson flier

The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department flier photo and description of the getaway vehicle in the murder of Autumn Johnson. Photo: LASD

Members of the toddler’s family and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were in attendance. Additionally, Mayor Brown announced that L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have indicated they will match the City’s reward increasing the total reward to $75,000.

In a previous statement, Brown said, “There is no justification for this horrendous tragedy. There is no excuse that anyone can give for taking the life of a precious baby girl who had not even begun to realize her full potential in life.

“I stand today with Compton residents in recommitting ourselves to the fight against gang violence. Help Autumn’s family achieve justice by contacting local law enforcement officials if you know anything about this crime and the suspects sought,” Brown said.

Persons with information related to the death of Autumn Johnson are asked to call the L.A. County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 or text “TIPLA” plus the tip to 274637.

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