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#LASD Homicide Dets, Mom, Office of Sup Solis Announce $20K Reward Offer in Shooting Death of Beloved College Athlete


#LASD Homicide Dets, Mom, Office of Sup Solis Announce $20K Reward Offer in Shooting Death of Beloved College Athlete

#LASD Homicide Dets, Mom, Office of Sup Solis Announce $20K Reward Offer in Shooting Death of Beloved College Athlete

Saieed Stecoo Ivey was a popular student and adept athlete at East Los Angeles Community College. He was well known for is outgoing personality and came to Los Angeles from Chicago to pursue an education and a career in basketball. His dreams and his optimism of the future were ended abruptly.

Saieed’s twentieth birthday came on Thursday, June 9, 2016. Around 4:30 that morning, just a few hours out of his teens, Saieed got into a vehicle parked in his apartment complex parking lot, located in the 800 block of El Repetto Drive, Monterey Park. While seated in the vehicle, Saieed was shot in the upper torso; he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in solving this investigation. To entice anyone with information about the suspect or suspects involved in the shooting, Homicide Bureau Lieutenant Rodney Moore announced a $20,000 in reward offers during a press conference on Thursday, October 11, 2018. Saieed’s mother, Mrs. Sherita Carter, attended the press conference and stood beside the lieutenant, holding a photograph of her son as he made the announcement.

The $20,000 reward is sponsored by Saieed’s family and friends, and Supervisor Hilda Solis, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, First District; and approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The reward is offered in exchange for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects responsible for the shooting death of Saieed Stecoo Ivey.

Justice Deputy Rohini Khanna spoke on behalf of Supervisor Solis during the press conference and offered her deepest condolences to Mrs. Carter. “There is little consolation the County can offer to Saieed’s family and loved ones,” she said, “but Supervisor Solis joins you in mourning his loss. She hopes that this reward would help bring the accountability, healing and peace that you all deserve.”

Mrs. Carter described her son as an intelligent, all-around wonderful young man who was full of life, motivated others and was loved. She met with Saieed’s college administrative staff, team members and friends; she said they all had only kind things to say about him, and described him as a "jewel" who was "inspiration and inspiring." The loss of her son and best friend was devastating to her. “Saieed did not deserve this,” she said.

If you have information regarding this incident, please call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at their 24-hour number, 323-890-5500. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may call “L.A. Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP” on Google play or the App Store, or use the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.