La Sheriff challenges that LeBron James will contest the prize to help find the gunman who killed the two gunmen

Villanueva went on the Monday night radio show 790KABC and challenged James to double the prize money he was given to find the gunman.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva
On September 12, two LA County personnel were shot multiple times in the head and face by an unknown gunman near Compton’s MLK Transit Center. Villanueva said Monday that both depots survived the attack and remain in hospital in critical condition.
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Villanueva said the county offered a $ 100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the gunman, and two private donors offered an additional $ 75,000, Villanueva said.

If James matches the prize money being offered, it will bring the total to $ 350,000.

“This challenge is for LeBron James,” Villanueva said on the radio. “I want you to match it and double that reward. Because I know that you care about law enforcement. You have learned about race relations and on the firing of officers and its impact on the African American community. Made a very interesting statement about his point of view., And I appreciate it. But in the same way, we need respect for life, to go into the professions of race, creed. And I take LeBron James to the plate I want to see you step up. ”

It is unclear who mentioned Villanueva’s statement to James on the radio. James has publicly condemned the murders of George Floyd and Bryo Taylor and has spoken out against the shooting of police Jacob Blake.

James and the Los Angeles Lakers did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNN.