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Reward in Palmdale killing


The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week approved a reward in the case of a high school student shot and killed  on a Palmdale street in 2016.

Supervisor Kathryn Barger recommended a $10,000 reward in the killing of Jaquarius “Jay” Quinn, an 11th grade student at R. Rex Parris High School.

The 17-year-old was fatally shot while walking on the 2300 block of Old Harold Road in Palmdale around 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2016.

Detectives said Quinn had dinner out with his family and returned home earlier that evening. His body was found on the street by residents who called 911.

Investigators told the Los Angeles Times they didn’t know whether Quinn, who wasn’t carrying any identification, was shot at the scene or pushed out of a vehicle. He was identified when his grandmother came to the sheriff’s station the next day to report him missing.

They don’t have a motive for the shooting and Quinn, who lived with his grandmother, had no criminal history, the newspaper reported.

Barger has asked anyone with additional information on the Quinn homicide to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).