Reward raised to $1,000 for information on Mt. Vernon, Ill. deadly shooting

Reward raised to $1,000 for information on Mt. Vernon, Ill. deadly shooting
Police said the reward was raised to $1,000 in the deadly shooting of Carlos Lewis in January. (Source: KFVS)

MT. VERNON, IL (KFVS) - Police in Mt. Vernon, Illinois say the reward has been raised to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest after a deadly shooting in January.

According to police, the reward is offered from Jefferson County Crime Stoppers. It was $500.

Police said $1,000 will go to anyone with information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons involved in the homicide of Carlos Lewis.

According to police, the shooting took place on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 5:37 p.m. in the 2100 block of Perkins Ave.

Anyone with names of the persons responsible or other knowledge is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers tip line at 618-242-8477 or the Mt. Vernon Police Department at 242-2131 or 242-0215.

Police said the case remains under investigation. They said the department has received credible information regarding the case and those possibly involved in the past and they are looking for any additional information that might lead to an arrest and prosecution of those involved.

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