Noted Milwaukee Attorney Michael Hupy is offering a $25,000 monetary reward to the first person who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in the shooting of nine-year-old Za’layia Jenkins.
Jenkins was shot in the face from a stray bullet on May 5 while she was watching TV in her home. She was legally pronounced brain dead at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 16.
The shooting took place near 15th and Meinecke. Two groups were engaged in a shootout and stray bullets entered Za’layia’s home. Over 40 shell castings were recovered from the scene.
Officials held a news conference Tuesday, May 17, to announce the reward at the Third District Police Station, 2333 N. 49th St.
This is the third reward Attorney Hupy is offering in the past year, where children have been shot in their own homes by bullets flying through the wall.
Attorney Hupy has offered rewards in the past to stop violence in the area, including a $25,000 reward toward the incident in which 5-year-old Layla Peterson was shot and killed while sitting on her grandfather’s lap inside her home and when 10-year-old Alfredo Bautista was shot and injured.
Authorities continue to investigate the shooting and are working to identify suspects. Anyone with information regarding this incident can call 414-935-7360.
–Compiled by MCJ Staff