St. Louis city officials are offering a reward of up to $100,000 for anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of those responsible for a string of unsolved child murders.
The reward offer ends on September 1. Six people, including three children, died in homicides in the city of St. Louis over the weekend and 16 children have been homicide victims there over the summer. No suspects have been arrested. Conventional policing tactics are not enough," Krewson said at a news conference to announce the rewards. "We need information from the public to help up bring these shooters to justice." "We are all at risk when these suspects remain out on the street," she added.
Less than 24 hours after Krewson announced the reward, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department homicide investigators responded to the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy. The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was discovered on the southeast side of the city at 6 a.m. on Sunday with a bullet wound to the head. On Saturday, Chief Hayden read off a list of other fatal shootings of children that have yet to be solved and pleaded with the public to come forward with information.