"I want to thank the governor for approving our request for a reward. Hopefully, this will generate information that will lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of whoever committed this horrific crime," said State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Ansonia-Milford Kevin D. Lawlor, who requested that Malloy authorizes the funds.
Many people in Shelton are in shock that after four months no one has been caught.
"I can't imagine how the family feels, it's tragic," said Elvis Perez of Shelton. "I think it's a great idea what they're (the state) doing. Maybe someone will come forward with some type of information that will help them find who shot this kid."
The family is still coping after they haven't been able to find who killed their child.
"Their son is dead, someone murdered him and that person is yet to be caught so that weighs heavily on them," said Michael Boynton, the family's attorney.
Boynton added that the family believes someone knows something about what happened, and they are hoping that person will come forward and help to solve this case.
An account was set up to help the family, and in just a few weeks $26,000 was raised.
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