At a press conference Wednesday, May 6, Attorney Michael Hupy of Hupy and Abraham, S.C. announced that he is offering an additional $25,000 reward to the first person to provide authorities with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who fired the shot that killed Laylah Petersen. His offer is in addition to a current reward of $10,000 initiated by other community organizations.
Five-year-old Laylah Petersen was fatally shot last November on Milwaukee’s northwest side.
|Billboards promoting the reward will be displayed around the Milwaukee area.
Two people approached the Petersen household and fired at the home several times. Laylah was sitting on her grandfather’s lap when she was struck.
The Milwaukee Police Department found no clear motive for the shooting and is seeking help from the public because there have been no leads toward finding the responsible parties.
“I visited with the Peterson family at Christmas. I had hoped the crime would have been solved by now. Frankly, as an activist, I am not just going to sit back and watch the community in which I have raised my family become more violent and lawless,” Attorney Hupy said.
Last month, Attorney Hupy offered a $25,000 reward for information about a shooting that left two people dead after a toddler darted into the street and was fatally struck by a van. The suspect of that crime committed suicide in Chicago before an arrest was made.
Anyone with information regarding Laylah’s case can call 414-935-7360.