Governor approves Shelby County DA’s request for reward to solve 2019 child murder

Governor approves Shelby County DA’s request for reward to solve 2019 child murder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has approved a $15,000 reward after a 13-year-old was murdered in Memphis.

Investigators are searching for information after Demonte Johnson, 13, was shot and killed in North Memphis.

Official documents show Shelby County District Attorney, Amy Werich, sent a letter to Lee requesting the reward to help capture the suspect for the murder.

According to the DA’s office, the $15,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the apprehension, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder.

The deadly shooting happened on Dec. 6, 2019, in the 800 block of Looney Avenue near Leath Street in North Memphis.

If you have any information concerning this case, contact the Memphis Police Homicide at 901-636-3300 or CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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