$25K reward offered for child killer info

St. Louis city leaders say Sept. 1 is deadline

Brad Choat
August 24, 2019 - 3:54 pm
Mayor Lyda Krewson introducing St. Louis Police Chief, John Hayden

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - City leaders are turning up the heat on gun violence in St. Louis, with the help of anonymous donors.

On Saturday afternoon, Mayor Lyda Krewson announced $25,000 rewards are being offered for tips leading to the arrest and prosecution of the persons who shot and killed five children since the end of April. Ages of victims were: 2, 3, 7, 8, and 10.

Krewson's public safety director Jimmie Edwards also spoke at the news conference, "Please help us find the shooters. If you or someone else you know may be hiding a shooter, please turn them in."

The reward money offer is only good until September first.

One place to submit leads is through Crimestoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

The latest murder of a child happened Friday night.

Police say 8-year-old Jurnee Thompson was killed by shots fired into a crowd standing in the parking lot of Harold's Chop Suey on Union, not far from Soldan High School where police were called in to break up some fights after a football jamboree.

Three other persons standing by Thompson were also hit by the gunfire, but are expected to survive.

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