$100,000 offered in shooting of LA school officer

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Police released a composite sketch of a man they believe shot at a school officer near El Camino High School in Woodland Hills on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. He is in his mid- to late-40s, 5-foot-9 to 5- foot-10 with long grayish hair pulled into a ponytail. He was last seen wearing blue jeans with a dark-colored bomber jacket or sweatshirt, and he was carrying a handgun described as 9mm semiautomatic, according to Los Angeles police.

Authorities hope $100,000 in reward money will lead to the capture of a gunman who shot a Los Angeles school policeman.

The money was offered Friday for information leading to the arrest of a suspected car burglar who injured Officer Jeff Stenroos on Wednesday outside a Woodland Hills high school. The officer's armored vest stopped the bullet and he's recovering at home.

Thousands of youngsters were held in their schools for hours as police scoured a 7-square-mile area but the gunman wasn't found.

The City Council voted $75,000 and three police associations contributed another $15,000 in reward money. City News Service says David Gold, who founded the 99 Cents Only store chain, offered an additional reward of $9,999.99. Councilman Dennis Zine then took a penny from his pocket and made it an even $10,000.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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