Street vendor in California murdered for no reason by man posing as customer. The community is outraged, and the city has set up a reward for anyone who has information about the deadly shooting. The 45-year-old man was riding his bicycle and cart down the street when he noticed a man who appeared to be a customer flag him down. The suspect reportedly stole a few items from his cart and then took off. The victim suffered a head wound and was taken to the hospital where he later died.
“This was just an innocent victim that was trying to make a living and was tragically murdered for no reason. When (Perez) goes into his belongings to pull something out, a black male shoots him in the head, basically execution-style,” Police Lt. Israel Reyes said.
“A family is mourning because of the actions of a coward that would, in cold blood, murder a man that was doing nothing more than earning a living for himself and his family,” Fresno City Council member Luis Chavez said in a statement, according to The Fresno Bee.
Now, Chavez and community members are calling for the suspect to turn themselves in.
“Do the right thing and turn yourself in immediately.”
A reward totaling $21,000 is being offered to anyone who has information about the shooting.
“It won’t bring back a father, but my hope Is that it will bring closure to the family and help them heal,” Chavez said.