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Reward up to $100,000 in shooting of school officer

January 21, 2011 |  5:42 pm

Police sketch The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a gunman who injured a school police officer Wednesday in Woodland Hills has reached $100,000.

The Los Angeles City Council on Friday approved the largest portion of the bounty, $75,000. The Los Angeles Police Protective League, Los Angeles School Police Officers Assn. and Los Angeles Retired Fire and Police Assn. each added $5,000, and the 99 Cents Only stores kicked in $9,999.99. Councilman Dennis Zine reached into his pocket and came up with the final penny. 

The suspect was seen looking into cars outside El Camino Real High School. When school Officer Jeffrey Stenroos confronted him, the gunman shot him in the chest and fled. Stenroos was wearing a bulletproof vest and survived the shooting with minor injuries.

The suspect, a white male in his 40s or 50s, is still at large and police are seeking the public's help to bring him into custody. 

Photo: An artist's sketch of a suspect in the shooting of a Los Angeles Unified School District police officer.


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