Ten days have passed since someone shot Pastor Reginald Moore in broad daylight at an intersection in Compton on his way to his car after studying the Bible.
The gunman left him to die next to his car, a few yards from his church on Compton Boulevard and Dwight Avenue.
His family members say they cannot rest until this person is found.
“I can’t even think about it right now. I’m in so much pain,” said his widow Sharon Moore.
“He was a good man, and he loved God. And I’m telling you – whoever did this to him, go!”
A large group of male and female clergy representing congregations from Compton to South Bay and Long Beach gathered for cameras on Wednesday morning.
“I say this murder must stop,” said Pastor Jack Wilson, president of the Compton Ministry Alliance.
They’ve all made these pleas before, said Pastor Michael J. Fisher.
The motive was not revealed during the weekend shooting. Gordon Tokumatsu reports for the NBC4 News on Monday, October 25, 2021.
Fisher called for an end to the cycles of street violence that have plagued Compton for decades.
But this time it’s different.
“The act was bad. The act was bad,” he said.
When Moore was killed, the 65-year-old preacher had just finished Sunday Bible study and was heading to his car to retrieve his wallet.
Relatives heard gunshots and found him face down on the sidewalk outside DNA Liquor.
He died at the scene, next to the cane he was carrying to help him walk.
Moore was as popular as he was loved. At least three sidewalk shrines have arisen.
The LA County Sheriff’s homicide said up to 10 investigators had sought leads on the case, but so far there have been no arrests.
Investigators have yet to release a description of the suspect or vehicle.
“I just want to say my dad was a good man,” said Danae Moore.
Moore’s daughter, the widow, and these clergymen say that somebody out there knows who did this.
They also made it clear that Moore himself would have forgiven them by now, as he is the kind of man he was.