Father Killed In Hawaiian Gardens, $30,000 Reward Offered For Information
A $30,000 reward is being offered in the search for a gunman who killed a 40-year-old father in Hawaiian Gardens. The victim, Carlos Alvarez-Diaz, was driving with a 14-year-old relative when shots rang out, striking and killing him on the morning of Oct. 8, 2022. His family members are now pleading for answers and justice, hoping the $30,000 reward can help them track down the suspect responsible. Carlos was shot while driving northbound on Norwalk Boulevard at 226th Street. Police found Carlos lying on the ground near his vehicle, with a gunshot wound in his upper torso. The 14-year-old passenger was also shot but survived. “He leaves behind a wife, two girls, and a baby boy who’s never going to meet his dad,” said the victim’s brother, Adrian Alvarez. “He was loved by everybody.” The shooter is described as a Hispanic man in his late teens or early 20s. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and a black beanie. The suspect vehicle is described as a dark-colored, four-door vehicle. The car was last seen traveling northbound on Norwalk Boulevard. “Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department homicide investigators believe there are witnesses in the area who may have seen the suspect or know the suspect’s identity,” said Lt. Patricia Thomas during a news conference Wednesday.