CMPD announces increased reward for information leading to arrest in Beatties Ford Road mass shooting

It has been almost two years since four people lost their lives in that shooting.
It has been almost two years since four people lost their lives in that shooting.
Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 11:08 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police announced they are upping the reward for information that leads to arrests in the deadly mass shooting on Beatties Ford Road.

It has been almost two years since four people lost their lives in that shooting.

CMPD officials say through their partnership with the FBI they’ve secured an additional $30,000 to go toward the reward money in this case, bringing the total reward to $47,300.

This money will be given to whoever calls the police with a tip that leads to an arrest in the case.

That brings the total reward up to $47,300.

According to police, more than 150 rounds were fired into a crowd of around 400 people during a celebration on Beatties Ford Road on June 22, 2020.

Jamaa Cassell, Christopher Gleaton, Kelly Miller and Dairyon Stevenson were shot and killed at the block party that turned into a “war zone,” as one activist described it.

Related: Community hopeful answers will come in Beatties Ford mass shooting

The CMPD released surveillance video in 2020, but still no one was charged with the killings.

Police said they are continuing to actively investigate the case, saying because there were so many people there and so many moving parts it takes time to sort through it all.

“Someone knows something that could make the difference in this case and help provide closure for our grieving families,” a CMPD tweet stated.

Family members of those who died have expressed frustration over feeling they aren’t being kept up to date. On Friday, CMPD officials apologized and said because there have been no significant updates, they aren’t able to share much with the families at this time.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the FBI Charlotte at (704) 672-6100 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.

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