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Police and the Los Angeles City Council are asking for help in the murder of Mitchell Maya. The Los Angeles Times reports the 20-year-old Boyle Heights resident was shot and killed on December 8 on the 700 block of North Breed Street. Councilman José Huízar successfully got a $50,000 reward approved by the city for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer.

The Los Angeles Times reports becoming a barber was Maya’s childhood dream, and that he worked at a barbershop for three years. Maya is described as being talented and a kind father.

The police currently do not know why Maya was gunned down. Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD’s Hollenbeck division at (323) 342-8964.

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Boyle Heights Beat

Boyle Heights Beat is a bilingual community newspaper produced by its youth "por y para la comunidad". The newspaper and its sister website serve an immigrant neighborhood in East Los Angeles of just under...

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