April 15, 2024

Authorities Wednesday introduced an elevated reward of $55,000 for data resulting in an arrest and conviction in reference to a five-year-old Lincoln Park-area homicide.

The household of 22-year-old Gregory “Izik” Ruffin Jr. has added $4,000 to earlier financial pledges of $1,000 by San Diego County Crime Stoppers and $50,000 on the a part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s workplace for ideas that may assist investigators clear up the case.

Ruffin was leaving a buddy’s condominium within the 300 block of forty seventh Road when somebody opened hearth on him about 11 p.m. on Feb. 24, 2019, in accordance with police. He collapsed onto a sidewalk and died on the scene.

In an internet video posted by the San Diego Police Division, the sufferer’s father, Greg Ruffin, stated his household wants closure relating to the “mindless” and “surprising” loss of life of his son, whom he described as a non-violent individual with no gang ties.

“If somebody is aware of, has acquired details about this, I would love for them to come back ahead … as a result of it’s the correct factor to do,” Ruffin stated. “It could assist us tremendously to at the very least have some solutions to all our questions — you recognize, of why and the way — and produce the folks to justice that did this, so that they not might do that to a different household.”

Anybody with details about the case is requested to name Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or contact the company on-line at sdcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters could stay nameless.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.