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$50,000 Reward Announced for Killing of Hannah Bell
By City News Service
Published September 13, 2018

Hannah Bell (Courtesy photo)

Authorities Seek Public Help to Solve Teen’s Killing

Authorities today renewed their appeal for public help in solving the killing of a 15-year-old girl gunned down as she waited with her mother outside a hamburger stand in South Los Angeles.

Hannah Bell was shot about 9 p.m. on April 27 at the Best Burger hamburger stand near 77th Street and Western Avenue and died at a hospital.

The girl’s mother was among those attending a news conference at the LAPD’s 77th Street Station, where a $50,000 reward was announced for information that helps solve the crime.

Samantha Mays urged anyone who knows about the killing to call police.

“You’re a hero when you come forth and you say something that’s going to help somebody,” Mays said. “You’re a hero — to me, to my kids, to my family. You will be a hero. You won’t be a snitch.”

Mays also spoke about her daughter’s killer.

“(He) killed my baby, and he has hurt my whole family because of this,” Mays said. “And it’s not right that he just walks free. … If we don’t stop it now in this community, it’s just going to continue to keep happening.”

The suspect was described only as a male wearing a black hoodie, who fled the crime scene on foot. Investigators were unsure of a motive for the killing.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call police at (323) 786-5113, or (877) LAPD-247.

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