Oscar Garcia, an aspiring photographer and high school senior, was just hanging out with two friends the night of April 22, 2017, in the Monrovia garage outside one friend's home, when a tall Latino with a thin mustache-goatee burst into the garage, exchanged a few words and began shooting.
Garcia, 18, was killed by the bullets that seriously injured his male friend in the 100 block of West Cypress Avenue. His female friend was unharmed.
It was the first homicide in Monrovia since June 2015. The quiet, shady street where Garcia died sits behind a modern business park, and signs outside several homes urge motorists to "drive as though your children live here."
Now more than two years later, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has renewed a $20,000 reward for information about the shooter, in the hope that someone will recognize the shooter ...