|Photo: OC Weekly
|Philip Victor Williamson, 29, was gunned down in a Long Beach alleyway.
A $10,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest of whomever is responsible for the murder of alleged medical marijuana hauler Philip Victor Williamson, whose body was discovered on March 24 in an alley in Long Beach, California.
The award was proposed by Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, reports Allison Jean Eaton at the Long Beach Post.
Police believe Williamson, 29, reportedly a medicinal cannabis deliveryman, could have had up to $500,000 in cash on him when he died, reports Nick Schou at OC Weekly
Williamson was shot in a Pine Avenue alleyway, and Long Beach Police say his death “could be linked” to his distributing medical marijuana from a collective in Chico to dispensaries in Long Beach and Los Angeles.
The reward money “may prompt witnesses to come forward,” Knabe said.
“Williamson was known to transport large quantities of processed marijuana between Chico and Los Angeles, selling it to medical marijuana collectives,” according to the Chico Enterprise-Record
Police are trying to locate for questioning a man seen in video footage from a convenience store in the Los Angeles/Beverly Hills area (see still from the video, below). It shows a man in black sweatshirt and black pants making a purchase before driving away in a black Toyota 4Runner on the day Williamson was murdered.
The receipt for that transaction, she said, was later found by detectives at Williamson’s residence.
Anyone with information on the murder is urged to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch or Donald Goodman at 562-570-7244. Your anonymity is guaranteed.