Police are offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information about the death of Melbourne Francis, who was shot and killed on May 9 in East End.

Mr. Francis, who resided in Nottingham Estate at the time, was sitting with friends near the Stickett when a gunman approached from behind and shot him repeatedly, police said.

“The person then ran off in the direction of Little Dix Hill,” according to a police press release. “This person has been described as tall, slim, wearing dark clothing, with a hoodie over his head and a bandana over his lower face.”

The $100,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the murderer, police said, adding that smaller rewards will be paid for information that helps advance the investigation.

“There is somebody somewhere within the community with the missing pieces needed for us to detect this crime and bring some measure of peace to the victim’s family,” acting Deputy Police Commissioner Alwin James said.

To provide information, contact detectives from the Major Crime Team at 468-2718.

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