Written by AARON CASTREJON | CityWatch Editor
LOS ANGELES - The family of a 20-year-old man who was slain in a car on his birthday is pleading for witnesses to come forward in the two-year-old killing.
Saieed Stecoo Ivey was gunned down outside his apartment complex in the 800 block of El Repetto Drive in Monterey Park June 9, 2016. Homicide detectives, as well as Ivey’s family and friends, are asking for public assistance in finding those responsible.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved a $10,000 reward, in conjunction with a $10,000 reward from Ivey’s family and friends, for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
An unknown suspect pulled the trigger around 4:30 a.m. that night. Ivey celebrated his birthday just four and a half hours prior to the shooting, detectives said.
Ivey was a basketball player at East Los Angeles Community College. A Chicago transplant, Ivey sought a better life away from the violence of his hometown.
Ivey’s mother, Chareda Carter, flew from Chicago to make a public plea in helping solve her son’s murder.
“He did not deserve this. If anyone can provide any information, please do not hesitate to call,” Carter said. “it’s tough to lose anyone in your life, especially a son this age and who was aspiring to be successful.”
Anyone with information on Ivey’s killer or killers is urged to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Information can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).