The City of Pasadena is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder of 13-year-old Iran Moreno who was killed by a stray bullet Sunday while playing video games in his bedroom.
Officers performed CPR on Moreno and he was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Pasadena Police Commander Mark Goodman.
“If you know anything about this tragic incident, or you saw anything, please, please, please come forward to the Pasadena Police Department,” Goodman said earlier in the week, according to ABC7. “We will keep your information anonymous. What we want to do is find the people who are responsible for this tragic incident and bring them to justice.”
In a statement addressing this shooting and another that occured Tuesday in which two people died, Mayor Victor Gordo said the city’s safety is his top priority. “I am working with my City Council colleagues, our City Manager, Police Chief, Fire Chief, City staff and community leaders to address this violence as well as assist with the immediate needs of our community members who are deeply impacted. I ask all of you to keep our victims in your prayers as we work to stop this violence.”
“Information gathered from the public during previous investigations has proven to be instrumental in helping law enforcement bring those responsible to justice on behalf of all victims,” police said in a statement Wednesday.
In December of 2020, the Pasadena City Council established a reward fund to encourage witnesses of violent crimes to come forward and provide information which can potentially assist in the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for the crime.
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241 or by using the website lacrimestoppers.org.