Houston officials announced on Feb. 14 that they have increased the reward to $30,000 for information on a road rage shooting incident that critically injured nine-year-old Ashanti Grant.
The reward was initially at $5,000.
In a press conference, Mayor Sylvester Turner urged citizens to submit information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the shooting of Grant, who remains hospitalized in a medically induced coma.
“When things happen to our kids, we will go the extra step to find you — because we are talking about our children,” Turner said.
“No child should be at a hospital because some stupid person decided to fire a gun, Turner also said.
Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner said officers are looking for a suspect described as a Hispanic male aged 20 to 30 years old and a possible female passenger.
Finner also urged those responsible to turn themselves in.
The shooting occurred on Feb. 8 when a white GMC Denali pickup truck cut off Grant’s family’s vehicle when they were on the way to the grocery store, the family told Houston police.
Grant’s family said the Denali was apparently racing with another vehicle and they ended up stuck between them.
The Denali opened fire on the Grants’ vehicle, striking Ashanti who was sitting in the back seat.
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