$100K reward offered in Santa Ana marijuana dispensary shooting

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- Police hope new video of a suspect wanted in a Santa Ana marijuana dispensary shooting will develop new leads in the case.

Derek Worden, the owner of South Coast Safe Access, was shot and nearly killed in his shop on Nov. 2, 2015.

"I hear a pop, pop, pop, pop, and then a little delay and then one more pop," he recalled.

Worden stated he had just got into his car to leave when someone shot at him six times.

Two bullets struck Worden, one grazing his shoulder and one which remains lodged in his abdomen. The father of five, Worden spent 17 days in the intensive care unit.

Now he's back at work and wants to find the person who tried to kill him.

Santa Ana police released new video of the suspect moments before the shooting.

"Right now we're at it quickly becoming a cold case, so we're hoping this will generate new leads," Cpl. Anthony Bertagna with the Santa Ana Police Department said.

An anonymous donor also offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect.

Worden said he's more cautious now and has increased security at his shop.

"We have two armed security guards on site, during business hours, I have an armed security guard with me around the clock," Worden explained.

Worden said he doesn't know the man who targeted him, but wanted to send a message to him.

"Your days are limited, somebody will turn you in, somebody will collect the reward and justice will be served," Worden said.

If you have any information that can aid detectives in their investigation, you're urged to call Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-847-6227. Callers can remain anonymous.
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