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Time running out for $10K reward

Even though an arrest has been made, London police say a $10,000 reward in an attempted murder case is still on the table.

But not for much longer.

In a news release issued Monday, police said the $10,000 reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for a road rage-related shooting in the east end is being offered until the end of December. It was in August when police first offered the reward for information related to the shooting of a man at the intersection of Admiral Drive and Trafalgar Street on May 11. In September police arrested Jonathan Lovo-Mayorga, 25, of London and charged him with attempted murder and several weapons-related charges.

“We have received some information and have laid charges in relation to this investigation since the reward was offered,” said Det. Sgt. Sean Travis, head of the Major Crime Section. “However, investigators firmly believe there are others who have important information and we are appealing for them to come forward.”

According to police, the victim had left work and was driving in the area of Royal Crescent and Wexford Avenue around 4 p.m. on May 11, when he encountered a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze being driven aggressively. The man gestured to the driver of the Cruze before continuing on his way. While stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Admiral Drive and Trafalgar Street shortly after, the Cruze driver pulled up alongside him and shot him. The Cruze then sped away, heading west on Trafalgar Street and then south on Marconi Boulevard.

The bullet shattered the passenger side window of the Cruze, passed through the open window of the man’s vehicle before hitting him on the left side of the face. It went through his cheek, shattering his teeth and fracturing two of his vertebrae before exiting the right side of his neck, police said.

“The reward offer expires December 31, 2019,” police said. “The payment of the reward, or any portion thereof, will be at the discretion of the London Police Service.”