L.A. Detectives Offering $50K Reward for Information about Uber Driver Murdered Last Year

May 08, 2018 - 3:52 pm

A woman is making an emotional appeal in the search for her father's killer. An Uber driver, Philip Osby was shot and killed in South Los Angeles in September 2017. 

Police are turning to the public in a Osby's murder investigation, offering a $50,000 reward for information. 


Authorities released surveillance video Tuesday of at least two suspects wanted in the shooting death of Uber driver 

Although police had few clues and no good leads, they say Osby, 59, was gunned down in what they describe as an unprovoked attack.

After killing Philip Osby they stole his Hyundai Accent.  The vehicle was recovered a couple months later. 

“After he was killed, his vehicle was taken by the suspects, and remained at large, if you will, for approximately two months,” LAPD Sgt. Paul Funicello said at a Tuesday morning news conference, standing alongside Osby’s wife and daughters. “We solicited the public’s help in locating that vehicle, that vehicle was ultimately recovered. We’re here now to release images of the suspects.”

The new surveillance video shows two men, one of whom is speaking on a cell phone and holding what looks like a shotgun.

Osby was not driving for Uber at the time of the killing, police said. He also has no ties to the neighborhood where he was killed. Police still have no motive in the shooting.

“(Osby) was brutally murdered for no apparent reason,” LAPD Capt. Peter Whittingham told reporters.

Detectives announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD at 323-786-5110, or 1-877-LAPD-24-7.