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$10K Reward Renewed in RHE Shooting

Jeffrey Tidus was fatally shot in the head in 2009 when he went outside his Rolling Hills Estates home to retrieve a laptop from his car.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday renewed a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever fatally shot a lawyer in the driveway of his Rolling Hills Estates home in 2009.

"(Jeffrey) Tidus was active in various charities and was a valued member of the community," said Supervisor Don Knabe, who recommended that the reward—set to expire Sept. 8—be extended for at least another 90 days.

Tidus, 53, was shot once in the head on Dec. 7, 2009, in the 4600 block of Sugarhill Drive. He had gone outside to retrieve a laptop computer from his car, his wife told investigators, who said Tidus appeared to have been targeted.

"Tidus and his wife had just returned from their Redondo Beach toy store," Knabe said in December after the supervisors intially offered the reward. "That day, they had given a portion of their profits to charity."

Tidus and his wife owned in South Redondo Beach.

Tidus was an attorney with the downtown firm Baute & Tidus, which specialized in civil litigation and had won some multimillion-dollar settlements.

"Jeff won some very big cases against some very nasty people," Rabbi Steven Silver of in Redondo Beach, where Tidus was a member, told the Los Angeles Times following Tidus' death.

Family, friends and clients separately raised $90,000 in reward money.

Anyone with information was asked to call Los Angeles County sheriff's Detectives Joe Espino or Bob Kenney at 323-890-5500.

—Patch editor Nicole Mooradian contributed to this report.

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