- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The reward has been significantly increased in the case a 5-year-old Milwaukee girl fatally shot last fall while sitting on her grandfather’s lap.

Laylah Petersen was killed six months ago when gunfire tore through her grandparents’ home. Police say two people approached the house and fired numerous times.

The family announced Wednesday a local attorney added $25,000 to the existing $10,000 reward for the first person who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Milwaukee police Lt. Mark Stanmeyer says they have made no arrests yet but are hopeful the new reward will generate valuable tips.

Last November, Chief Edward Flynn said he would keep Petersen’s photo in his chest pocket, next to the photos of his own grandchildren, until suspects are arrested.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide