Investigations into the fatal shooting of 11-year-old Trinity Moses Thomas and Franklyn Penn, Jr exactly one year ago are still open and police said they are yet to establish a motive for the murders.
Detectives are now asking for information on any scooter riders who may have been seen “acting suspiciously or, particularly, quarrelsome or angry” in the West End area on the night of the murders.
Police have reiterated that any information is welcomed, adding that the $100,000 reward attached to the case is still active.
A portion of that reward money may be given to persons with information that is considered valuable to the investigation, police added.
Commenting on the course of the year-long investigation, Lead Detective Inspector Joe Goff said in a media release: “We have spoken to several persons and have pursued several lines of inquiry and there appears to be no clear motive for the murders. We have families still so broken and unable to make sense of what has happened. My hope is that a member of the public would point us in the right direction or at least help us to connect the dots.”
Trinity and 41-year-old Penn were gunned down by motor scooter riders on November 22, 2017.
Reports indicate that about 9:30 pm on the night in question, the murder victims were travelling along the West End public road in the area of the graveyard when at least two scooter riders rode up beside the vehicle.
The scooter riders reportedly fired several shots inside the vehicle before speeding off. Trinity’s mother was also in the vehicle and received non-fatal injuries.
Meanwhile, persons with information are asked contact Detective Inspector Joe Goff directly at (284)368-9342 or the Major Crime Team at (284)368-5682.
Police have assured that all information will be held in the strictest confidence.
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