The Long Beach Police Department is once again asking for the public’s help with information regarding the July 21, 2018 murder of Fred Taft, which occurred at Pan American Park in Long Beach, and a composite sketch of the suspect is now being released.
Additionally, on November 27, 2018, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors extended their $10,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension and/or conviction of the person(s) responsible for Mr. Taft’s murder, and the Long Beach City Council’s $20,000 reward is also still in place.
Detectives are hoping someone may recognize the individual in this sketch and come forward with information.
Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Michael Hubbard and Adrian Garcia at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.
Update issued on September 4, 2018
The LA County Board of Supervisors ($10,000), and the Long Beach City Council ($20,000), have jointly issued a $30,000 reward for information leading to the apprehesion of the person(s) responsible for the murder of 57-year-old Fred Taft. On 7/21/18 at approx. 4:26 p.m., Fred Taft was shot and killed while in a restroom at Pan American Park in Long Beach by an unknown male suspect, who then fled the park on foot.
Detectives strongly urge anyone with information regarding this murder to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Michael Hubbard and Adrian Garcia at 562-570-7244.
The article above was released by the Long Beach Police Department.