On Tuesday, Dec. 20, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger announced an increased reward of $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the murder of 27-year-old Ernesto Jimenez in Pasadena.
By News Desk
Affectionately known as “Big Ernesto” throughout the community, Mr. Jimenez was shot while walking to Villa Park on November 13, 2020. He often played music at the park and was known for his caring nature. He was not a gang member and had no gang affiliations.
Supervisor Kathryn Barger said:
It’s been more than two years since Ernesto’s life violently ended while he was walking to his neighborhood park. I’m hopeful that this reward increase will encourage anyone with information to come forward. Every bit of information helps. Ernesto’s family and the community at large deserve answers, justice, and closure.”
“We are not going to let a coward violate the safety and security of our city,” Pasadena Mayor Victor M. Gordo said. “We owe it to the family to find the person(s) responsible. I thank Supervisor Barger for never forgetting our local families who deserve closure.”
Through their investigative efforts, Pasadena Police Department Robbery/Homicide Detectives have developed detailed information on the possible identity of one suspect, which resulted in the composite sketch above. The murder suspect has been described as a Black male who has a dark complexion. He is approximately 25 to 30 years old, 5’11” to 6’01” tall, and 180 to 200 lbs.
Anyone with information about this case can anonymously contact the Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1(800) 222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at lacrimestoppers.org. Tips and information can also be reported to the Pasadena Police Department by dialing (626) 744-4081 and speaking with Detective Jordan Ling.
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