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Hupy offering $25K reward for information about shooter

A Milwaukee attorney is offering a reward for information about the deadly shooting of a 9-year-old girl in Milwaukee.

Michael Hupy is offering a $25,000 reward to the first person who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in the May 5 shooting. Za’layia Jenkins, who was struck earlier this month by a bullet fired from outside her home, was pronounced brain-dead on Monday, a day before her 10th birthday. Jenkins’ cousin, John Jones, said Tuesday that the girl is still on life support.

Jenkins was shot while watching TV as two groups armed with riles and pistols exchanged gunfire. A stray bullet entered the home and hit her.

The FBI is offering an additional $10,000 reward for information in the case.

This is the third reward Hupy has offered in the past year, including $25,000 for information about the shooting of 5-year-old Layla Peterson, who was killed while sitting on her grandfather’s lap inside her home, and a reward when 10-year-old Alfredo Bautista was shot and injured.

About Erika Strebel, erika.strebel@wislawjournal.com

Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal and a law school student at UW-Madison. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

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