Family hopes increased CrimeStoppers reward will bring killer to justice

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Wednesday the board of directors for St. Louis Regional CimeStoppers voted to increase the reward amount for homicide cases up to $5,000. One St. Louis family hopes that the increased reward to help find a loved one’s killer.

On December 4, 2014 at approximately 3:45 p.m., Victim Kenneth W. Howard II was standing outside his grandmother's apartment, located at 1626 Boismenue, East St. Louis, when he was approached by an unknown black male, who engaged him in a brief conversation. After ending the conversation, the suspect walked a short distance away and then immediately turned around, returned to where Howard was standing and shot him. The unknown black male then fled the scene
Nicholas Kapusniak 3-1-2014

Victim Nicholas Kapusniak 20, was a student at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. He was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting about 1 a.m. Saturday morning March 1st , 2014. The shooting occurred in the rear yard of a home in the 2700 block of Accomac. The victim was standing with a group of acquaintances when he was struck by gunfire from a passing vehicle. Witnesses say an unknown subject started shooting from inside a white sedan as it traveled eastbound in the south alley. The white vehicle continued east out of sight.

Dominic Johnson 3-6-2012

On March 6, 2012, about 12:15 am, Victim Dominic Johnson was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds in the parking lot of the Starzs nightclub at 8734 Goodfellow.

Anyone that calls CrimeStoppers with information that leads police to make a Felony Arrest in an Open Homicide Case in the Bi State area will be eligible
for a Reward UP TO to $5000. (From $2000. to $5000.)

The boards reflected upon the current violent crimes and believes by increasing the reward amount, it will render more cooperation and tips from the public.

CrimeStoppers received over 1400 tips in 2014.

CrimeStoppers believes  it has the communities trust to keep it's  promise of complete anonymity. No Caller ID No Voice Mail, No Email or Text Traces.

In the past 8 years we have received over 9884 tips from the Bi Stat Area and awarded $78,065. in rewards money.

All Anonymously.

For more information on all other open homicide cases log on to :

http://stlrcs.org/