MILWAUKEE -- Attorney Michael Hupy announced on Wednesday, Sept. 25 an increase to his reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for fatally shooting Quanita "Tay" Jackson. The reward is now $50,000.
Jackson was fatally shot near Moody Park in Milwaukee on Aug. 25. Police said it didn't appear Jackson was the intended target when witnesses said she was caught in the crossfire during the drive-by shooting near 21st and Burleigh.
"The week before her shooting, she was working as a volunteer at our back-to-school event," said Tom Schneider of COA Youth and Family Centers. "And then the next day, she was helping another group organize a basketball tournament."
A month after the shooting, the gunman remained on the run.
"We're very disappointed that we haven't had closure yet -- and we're disappointed that the family has not had closure," Hupy said. "We have a building about a block from where this shooting occurred. I think it's just extremely important, with all the violence going on in this city, that there be swift justice if possible."
Hupy is a member of the COA Youth and Family Centers board.