LASD announces Reward in La Puente Shooting
Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives to Announce $20,000 Reward in La Puente Shooting Death of Ten-Year-Old Boy
During a press conference at the Homicide Bureau offices, investigators and family members made a public plea for information about the murder Enrique Sebastian Falcon, a ten-year-old victim shot to death in front of his family.
At 9:15 P.M. on Sunday, May 17, 2020, the little boy known by his middle name, was a passenger in the back seat of a car, travelling through La Puente with his mother and her boyfriend. As they drove southbound on Hacienda Boulevard, a black sedan pulled alongside their vehicle and the boyfriend alerted the occupants to turn on their headlights. Both vehicles continued southbound on Hacienda Boulevard. As the two vehicles approached the intersection with Amar Road, a male inside the other vehicle fired one round from a handgun at Sebastian’s vehicle. Sebastian was struck one time on the right side of his torso.
Sebastian’s mother called 9-1-1, and deputies assigned to Industry Sheriff’s Station responded to their location. Deputies administered life-saving measures to the little one while they drove him with lights and sirens in a patrol vehicle to the nearest hospital. Despite their efforts to save his life, Sebastian succumbed to his injuries and died at the hospital later that night.
The suspect vehicle fled the area in an unknown direction. The suspect was described as a male Hispanic, bald, between 20 and 25 years of age.
Homicide detectives announced a cash reward for $20,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for taking Sebastian’s life. The reward was secured by the city of La Puente, and the Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis’ Office.
Detectives and Sebastian’s family spoke at the event and asked for the public’s assistance to bring the perpetrators of this senseless crime to justice. Sebastian’s mother, Adriana, held one of her son’s favorite toys as she faced media. She said they missed him and asked for justice.
If you have information about the suspect, suspect’s vehicle or this investigation, please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.