Members of the Milwaukee Police Department were joined on May 17 by Mayor Tom Barrett, representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and local attorney Michael Hupy to announce $35,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects in connection with the shooting death of 9-year-old Zalayia Jenkins. The child was shot on May 5 in the 1500 block of W. Meinecke Avenue and was pronounced brain dead on May 16, just one day before her 10th birthday. The FBI offered $10,000 in reward money and Mr. Hupy announced he was offering $25,000. Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360 or 414-935-7411.
UPDATE (5/19/16): On May 19, 2016, the Milwaukee Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced an additional $5,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction in the shooting death of Zalayia Jenkins. Along with additional reward money announced, the new total stands at $40,000. Anyone with information is urged to call the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-935-7360, or 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5342).
UPDATE (5/26/16): Milwaukee Police are speaking with a person of interest in the shooting death of Za’layia Jenkins and are determining in that person is connected to that incident.