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Reward fund for Terrell Mayes Jr. shooting climbs

Posted by: Matt McKinney under Public safety Updated: January 6, 2012 - 6:23 PM

The reward to help police find the person who killed Terrell Mayes, Jr., will climb higher than $1,000, which was the original offer, said a spokesperson for Crimestoppers of Minnesota, the non-profit organization offering the reward. Spokesperson Robert Dennistoun said he's been contacted by several people who want to offer more money for the reward, so on Friday afternoon he made it possible for anyone to contribute to the reward fund through the Crimestoppers website. The organization typically offers $1,000 rewards for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

Police continue to look at the shooting, said Chief Tim Dolan. Terrell was shot inside his Minneapolis house on Dec. 26 by a stray bullet. He died a day later.

Anyone who wants to contribute to a fund for Terrell's mother, Marsha Mayes, and her surviving sons, can do so at any M&I Bank branch. Make donations payable to the "Minneapolis MAD DADS for the benefit of Terrell Mayes, Jr." fund.

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