Family of murdered Vallejo woman makes urgent plea to find accused killer

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The family of a woman who was fatally shot in Vallejo last month is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of A'Tierra Westbrook's accused killer. (KGO-TV)

The family of a murdered Vallejo woman is making an urgent plea to catch her accused killer.

The family of A'Tierra Westbrook took to Facebook offering a $20,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest of her accused killer.

A Facebook page called Justice for ATi has pictures of the 21-year-old woman with a phrase saying: "Please help find the coward who killed me."

It's been more than a month since Westbrook was gunned downed in front of her home and now family members are speaking out. "A'Tierra was a beautiful, peaceful woman," Westbrook's relative said.

A small memorial remembering Westbrook still sits on Benicia Road. Her family is demanding answers about her senseless killing. "Our family is in constant fear. We don't know why this happened," Westbrook's relative said.

Westbrook relative spoke with ABC7 News, but did not want her identity revealed and said it was time to speak out about the brutal murder on the morning of August 3.

Westbrook was leaving for her job at a Richmond hospital where she worked with her mom, but she never made it. "As she got into her car, she apparently turned the engine on and someone walked up to the driver's side and began shooting into the car," Westbrook's relative said.

"A young girl, too many bullets, it's not right," one man said.

Neighbors heard multiple gunshots.

Solano County sheriff's detectives have few clues, but say Westbrook was targeted by someone.

Officials say the suspect in the slaying was described by witnesses as a tall, skinny male who was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and that the suspect was seen entering a blue or silver sedan that fled the area south on Sperry Avenue immediately after the shooting. "She didn't have a boyfriend that was mad at her or anything, just no explanation. Our family just can't figure it out," Westbrook's relative said.

Westbrook was a former cheerleader at Vallejo High School who hoped to go to nursing school.

Marta Alas owns the corner market where she shopped. "She was a nice person because we saw her going to work in the morning and come back at night. We didn't see, she wasn't in any trouble," she said.

The family hopes someone with information can help. "Somebody out there has to know something because somebody did this," Westbrook's relative said.

Investigators have spent hours searching for witnesses and any useful surveillance video.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the sheriff's office's investigation bureau at (707) 784-7050 or Crime Stoppers at (707) 644-STOP (7867) to remain anonymous.
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