On November 25, 2007, at about 9:24 PM, a lone suspect fired a gunshot killing Jason Wei during a robbery at the Osaka Ya Restaurant at 815 West Naomi Avenue. Jason Wei was the owner of the restaurant and left behind a wife and two young children. There have been minimal leads in the investigation despite the initial media coverage and wanted bulletins.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to offer a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect in this case. Supervisor Michael Antonovich hosted a joint news conference with the Arcadia Police Department to announce the reward. Chief Bob Sanderson and Detective Dan Crowther spoke on behalf of APD. Please link below to see footage of the news conference and surveillance video of the crime. The suspect is described as a male, Hispanic or African-American, black beanie, black jacket, black pants, black shoes, wearing a sweatshirt underneath jacket, with unknown logo on front.
Anyone with information is asked to call APD Detectives at (626) 574-5160. Anonymous crime tips can also be made at (800) 78-CRIME or to Wetip.com.