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Times coverage: LAPD offers reward to capture person who killed a basketball coach

Authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for shooting a Fairfax High School basketball coach in January.

On Jan. 30, Eddy Hernandez, a 30-year-Latino, was shot after 10 p.m. as he was standing in the 3700 block of Main Street in Historic South-Central, said Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office. Hernandez was being robbed, Winter said.

Police are following up on a few leads, but need more clues, said LAPD Det. Louie Calzadillas, who is handling the investigation. Calzadillas said he is hopeful the reward will lead to new information since Hernandez was killed on a busy street.

Hernandez, who was deaf and mute, coached a basketball team for deaf students at Fairfax High School.

Sam Allen has more in LA Now: Reward offered for information about fatal shooting of deaf Fairfax High basketball coach

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