Gov. Gavin Newsom today announced rewards towards solving four unsolved crimes in California, including the murder of Shawn Tillis last year in San Pablo. The reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in each unsolved crime is $50,000.
Tillis, a 27-year-old father from Antioch, was fatally shot in his vehicle outside Rumrill Gardens Apartments at 1300 Rumrill Blvd. at about 2:51 a.m. on June 12, 2020. While video surveillance, witness statements and informants helped police sketch a suspect description and identify a suspect vehicle, the case remains unsolved.
“The San Pablo Police Department has exhausted all investigative leads and requested that a reward be offered to encourage any individuals with information about this murder to” come forward, according to the governor’s office.
California law authorizes the governor to offer rewards in certain unsolved cases for information leading to apprehension of the perpetrators. Law enforcement agencies may ask the governor to issue rewards in certain unsolved cases where they have exhausted all investigative leads to encourage individuals with information about the crimes to come forward.
Other unsolved murders receiving $50,000 rewards from the governor today occurred in Fresno, Visalia and unincorporated Butte County. For more information, go here.