INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) -- The family of an Inglewood father shot to death while shielding his son is personally putting up a $10,000 reward for information in the case.
Inglewood Mayor James Butts will join the family at noon at City Hall to officially announce the reward.
Martin, 28, was fatally shot as he used his body to shield his 8-year-old son from gunfire on the evening of Apr. 3.
The father and son were standing in front of their garage in the 3200 block of West 109th Street, according to Inglewood police Lt. James Madia.
The suspects walked up to them and opened fire, Madia said.
Martin pushed his son to the ground, and in the process, took bullets in the stomach and chest.
He was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
The boy suffered a minor bullet graze wound to the leg, but is expected to recover.
Even in the midst of all the chaos, he reportedly told family members, "My dad saved me."
Along with Martin, his best friend Joey Hickman was shot. He has since been released from the hospital.
Madia said Martin was considered an "upstanding guy, an employed college graduate."
Martin attended Westchester High School before graduating from Texas Southern University.
"We have no idea why this shooting would have happened," Madia said. "We have been presented no evidence that would suggest that this was gang-related."
Family friend Jasmine Cannick told KTLA that Martin's wife is pregnant with their second child.
"It's really tragic because he wasn't in a gang and he was doing everything right," Cannick said.
"You really can't make any sense of it, and I think what the community needs to do now and their family and friends is just come around the family and support them."