Police Are Offering $150K To Anyone With Info On Shooting Of Nova Scotia Football Player
Authorities need help from the public.
In July 2019 the entire province of Nova Scotia was shaken by the murder of Triston Reece, a Halifax football player. While the search continues for any leads or suspects, the authorities have turned to the public for assistance in finding more information about the Triston Reece's shooting.
According to a news release on October 24, 2019, a cash reward of up to $150,000 is being offered up for any information that could possibly help in the arrest and conviction of Reece's killer.
"The death of a child is something no parent should have to experience," the attorney general and minister of justice Mark Furey said in the release, "I urge anyone with information about Triston’s death — no matter how small it may seem — to come forward."
Witnesses who might be able to provide useful information were have been urged to call Nova Scotia's Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program at 1-888-710-9090.
According to the news release, anyone who provides information must provide their name and contact information. It also says that they may be called to. Any calls that come in about the case will also be recorded.
If people want to provide information while remaining anonymous, however, they can also provide information throughof Nova Scotia at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
According to CBC News, Reece was found after being shot in Halifax's west end on July 26 by police officers responding to reports of gunshots. Reece was taken to the hospital with , which he later succumbed to. He was 19-years-old.
Reece was Halifax's first homicide victim of 2019, according to The Star. Neighbours said that the area where he was shot is usually safe.
"It's a very safe neighbourhood," resident Anna Battilana told CBC News back in July, "This has never happened before."
The Chronicle Herald Referred to Reece as a well-known athlete in his community, having played as a defensive lineman on the Citadel High School Phoenix .
"Words can't do this young man justice," the team wrote on their Facebook page, "He was a loving son, a leader, a kind soul, an elite athlete, a great teammate, an all-star, a champion, and a young man with the brightest of futures."
A gathering was held in August in order to pay tribute to Reece and raise money for his mother, Dale Russell. It was attended by friends, family, and even Halifax MP Andy Fillmore, according to The Chronicle Herald.
The culprit for this tragedy remains unknown and the police are hoping the public might be able to help make progress in the investigation. If you have any information at all, you know what to do.