$30K reward offered in mysterious campground killing of 'selfless' young dad

Tristan Beaudette was shot dead on June 22 at Malibu Creek State Park.

July 20, 2018, 9:07 AM

Nearly a month has gone by since a Southern California man was mysteriously shot dead while camping with his two young daughters.

Now, authorities are offering a $30,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Tristan Beaudette's killer, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday.

Beaudette, 35, was gunned down just before 5 a.m. on June 22 at Malibu Creek State Park, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office and Department Medical Examiner said. No one else was injured, the sheriff's office said.

PHOTO: Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are investigating the fatal shooting of a man who was camping with his family in Calabasas Friday, June 22, 2018.
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are investigating the fatal shooting of a man who was camping with his family in Calabasas Friday, June 22, 2018.
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PHOTO: Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are investigating the fatal shooting of a man who was camping with his family in Calabasas Friday, June 22, 2018.
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are investigating the fatal shooting of a man who was camping with his family in Calabasas Friday, June 22, 2018.
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Beaudette died in front of his 2-year-old and 4-year-old daughters inside their tent, according to ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV.

PHOTO: Tristan Beaudette, who was shot dead at Malibu Creek State Park June 22, 2018, is seen in this undated family photo.
Tristan Beaudette, who was shot dead at Malibu Creek State Park June 22, 2018, is seen in this undated family photo.
Beaudette Family

Other shootings have been reported at the park, according to KABC.

PHOTO: Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are investigating the fatal shooting of a man who was camping with his family in Calabasas Friday, June 22, 2018.
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are investigating the fatal shooting of a man who was camping with his family in Calabasas Friday, June 22, 2018.
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As authorities work to track down the killer, the shooting has left the young dad's family "heartbroken."

"The grief and trauma this loss has caused our close-knit family is indescribable," Beaudette's family said in a statement.

PHOTO: Tristan Beaudette, who was shot dead at Malibu Creek State Park June 22, 2018, is seen in this undated family photo.
Tristan Beaudette, who was shot dead at Malibu Creek State Park June 22, 2018, is seen in this undated family photo.
Beaudette Family
PHOTO: Tristan Beaudette, who was shot dead at Malibu Creek State Park June 22, 2018, is seen in this undated family photo.
Tristan Beaudette, who was shot dead at Malibu Creek State Park June 22, 2018, is seen in this undated family photo.
Beaudette Family

"Tristan was universally admired by his friends and family. A scientist who loved cooking and microbrews, Tristan was happiest out in nature, and spent every chance he could hiking, biking, snowboarding and camping with his family," the statement said.

It continued, "Married to his high school sweetheart, Tristan was a supportive and generous husband, a full partner in every sense of the word. His selfless devotion to his children came naturally, and Tristan found true joy in all aspects of being a father."

PHOTO: Tristan Beaudette, who was shot dead at Malibu Creek State Park June 22, 2018, is seen in this undated family photo.
Tristan Beaudette, who was shot dead at Malibu Creek State Park June 22, 2018, is seen in this undated family photo.
Beaudette Family

Anyone with information is urged to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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