Police continue search for suspect in murder of 57-year-old Long Beach grandfather

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Police continues its search for the suspect wanted in the killing of a man at a park in Long Beach.

Frederick Taft, a 57-year-old grandfather, was attending a family reunion on July 21 at Pan American Park when he went to the bathroom and was shot and killed.

His family believes the crime was racially motivated.

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors offered a reward of $10,000 and the Long Beach City Council offered an additional $20,000.

Police released a sketch of the suspect earlier in the week. The suspect is described as white, male, 6 feet tall and in his 50s. He is of medium build and was possibly wearing a dark shirt, light shorts and a hat at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is urged to contact detectives at (562) 570-7244.
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