Billboard Unveiled Publicizing $55,000 Reward for Information on Ron Harnish Murder

Billboard Unveiled Publicizing $55,000 Reward for

Information on Ron Harnish Murder

Release Date: January 4, 2011


San Diego County Crime Stoppers will unveil a new billboard this morning publicizing a $55,000 reward for information on the unsolved murder of Ron Harnish.  Harnish, a member of the Navy, was shot and killed on December 27, 2006; the billboard is on the corner of 30th and G Street which is a few blocks from the scene of his murder.

On the night of December 27, Harnish and two friends were driving in the same car in the 1100 block of 30th Street.  They stopped, exited the car, and got into a confrontation with two Hispanic males who were standing on the sidewalk. One of the Hispanic males fired shots at the victims.  Ronald Harnish was shot and killed at the scene.  One of the men with Harnish was also shot.  He survived his injury.

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the San Diego Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance to identify and locate the person responsible for the murder.  There is a reward of $55,000 for information on the case.  Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000, Ron Harnish’s friends and family are offering a reward of up to $4,000 and the Governor’s Office is offering a reward of up to $50,000.  Crime Stoppers’ reward and the friends and family reward are paid on arrest, the Governor’s Office reward is paid on arrest and conviction.

Anyone with information on the identity and location of the person(s) responsible for this crime is asked to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477 or text or send a webtip at  Tipsters can remain completely anonymous.

Media inquiries should be directed to:

  • Questions regarding the Crime Stoppers billboard should be directed to Sally Cox at 858-603-9810.
  • Questions regarding the case should be directed to Lt. Ernie Herbert at (619) 531-2275.