Reward More Than Doubles In Jaguar Shooting Case
Reward Increased To 26K
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As the search for whoever opened fire on Jaguars player Richard Collier continues, the reward for information that could lead police to the gunman has continued to increase.
On Tuesday afternoon, Crimestoppers and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced the reward for information on the case has gone up from $11,000 to $26,000.
Collier was shot in the early-morning hours of Sept. 2. He and former Jaguar Kenny Pettway were sitting in an SUV in Riverside when bullets were fired through the windshield.
Police said Collier was the intended target of the shooting. Pettway was not injured.
A week after the shooting, teammates added to the original $1,000 cash reward offered by Crimestoppers bringing the total to $11,000. Now, with even more contribution from Collier's teammates and friends, the reward money has more than doubled to $26,000.
"Anytime we get out in front and have a reward offered by our partners, Crimestoppers, it often times will generate tips for us that we can use to solve case. We're hopeful that with this announcement today it will generate activity among those who may know about this incident and they'll be prompted to call and give the information that they're holding that'll be the key to solving this case," said JSO Assistant chief Ron Lendvay.
Since the shooting, detectives have not released many details about what they've learned. On Tuesday, they said Collier remains in an area hospital but did not release his condition.
Anyone with information that could help police solve the case and become eligible for the cash reward is asked to call Crimestoppers at 866-845-TIPS.
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