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Mayor Tim Sandoval Releases Statement Regarding Reward Offered in Jonah Hwang Homicide

POMONA, CA (February 28, 2017) - Mayor Tim Sandoval is hopeful that the $20,000 reward will assist in identifying and apprehending suspects in Jonathan Hwang’s killing. He encourages the community to come forward with any information they may have regarding this tragic homicide. For more information, see the Pomona Police Department's Nixle alert below.

The Pomona Police Department and the City of Pomona are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of eight-year-old Jonah Hwang.

On February 20th, 2017 at 6:35 pm, the Pomona Police Department received a 911 call regarding a victim who had been shot at a residence in the 1100 block of W. Eleventh St.  Officers arrived and found 8 year-old Jonah Hwang injured by gunfire and unresponsive.  L.A. County Fire personnel transported Jonah to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  Prior to the shooting, Jonah was with his family inside the home, visiting friends for dinner.  The suspect shot at the home from the street in an apparent drive-by shooting.

Detectives continue to follow leads, and believe in a positive outcome for this investigation.  Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in this case and hope that a reward will convince someone with information to come forward.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Det. Luna or Det. Edson from the Pomona Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (909) 620-2095.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call the Police Department’s tip-line at (909)620-2085, “Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or “We-Tip” at 1-800-782-7463.
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