Charity worker shot and killed while collecting donations in Norwalk
NORWALK – The bullet holes scattered randomly around the usually quiet neighborhood of the 14400 block of Dinard Avenue in Norwalk reminded residents on Tuesday just how fast life can be snatched away.
A 50-year-old man was gunned down on Tuesday evening around 5:30 p.m. in the residential neighborhood while collecting donations for painting curbs.
Robert Henderson, the president of Care for the Children, has identified the victim as Matthew Glover, though the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has not yet officially released his identity.
Glover was struck by gunfire several times in the upper torso and pronounced dead at the scene, according to police reports.
Authorities are still investigating, but have no suspects, or a motive. However, neighbors reported hearing approximately eight shots fired. Evidence at the scene reportedly suggests there were two assailants firing shots.
“Homicide detectives are actively searching for two male Hispanics, in their early 20s, driving a late model four-door white sedan,’’ said Deputy Caroline Rodriguez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Dale Lendrum, a Downey native and former employee of Care for the Children, shared his “heavy heart” in a Facebook post after hearing news of his friend’s passing.
“Care for the Children played a major role in me turning my life around,” Lendrum said. “In the early days of my recovery, Care for the Children gave me a job as a donation collector and Matt was the one who trained me.
“We had known each other in our addictions and supported each other in our recoveries.”
Anyone who may have tips or information about the shooting are encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 323-890-5500.
If you would like to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.