Ex-NFL star offers $5k reward for info in drive-by killing of 12-year-old boy
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Volunteer and NFL star Albert Haynesworth is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy during a drive-by shooting at a Knoxville park over the weekend.
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Haynesworth posted his offer on Twitter and Facebook on Tuesday, urging members of the public to come forward and identify JaJuan Latham’s killer.
As I lay here looking at my baby boy and just imagining what Jajuan's family is going thru. We want #JUSTICE4JAJUAN pic.twitter.com/W03Svpqb5x
— Hydra Headphones (@haynesworthiii) April 20, 2016
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Haynesworth had appeared at a celebrity basketball event Latham also attended Saturday night, hours before the boy was caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting at Danny Mayfield Park.
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The basketball event had honored Latham’s 15-year-old cousin, Zaevion Dobson, who was fatally shot Dec. 17 while protecting friends from what officials believed was a gang-related shooting.