Authorities seeking answers over US Marine who succumbed to his wounds after being shot in the head over weekend leave have offered up a $50,000 reward for information leading to the 19-year-old Lance Corporal’s murder.
Found slumped over the steering wheel of his Dodge Charger in Los Angeles late Friday night, Lance Corporal Carlos Segovia-Lopez was determined to have suffered a gunshot wound to his head, which ultimately resulted in him losing control of his vehicle before slamming into a parked car.
Having only left earlier that day from San Diego, Segovia-Lopez was struck in the head after leaving the home of his girlfriend.
Police say the Marine had no gang connections and that it is unclear why exactly he was shot.
Although he was hospitalized immediately, Coroner’s spokesman John Cades reported that Segovia-Lopez died on Monday night.
The Marine Corps held a Tribute at the School of Infantry where the Segovia-Lopez was stationed.
Since the shooting, LA City Council President Herb Wesson is proposing a $50,000 reward Wednesday for information leading to the person who shot Segovia-Lopez. The City Council is expected to formally approve the reward offer at an upcoming meeting.
According to MyNewsLA.com, hundreds of Marines gathered at Camp Pendleton to mourn the loss of the Marine and support his family.
“I know you’re going through a lot of pain and a lot of suffering right now,” Commander Jeff Holt said during the assembly. “But we stand here today, shoulder-to-shoulder with you and we know that something unique is happening in Los Angeles right now. There’s a great moment of solidarity not just here in Camp Pendleton but in that great city. People are working together, and we’re counting on the LAPD to bring justice.”
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