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$1,000 reward offered in Douglas murder case

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DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) –A reward is being offered tonight in a Douglas murder case. It's been six months since a teenager was gunned down in a park and police believe they know who shot him.

But they need your help in finding the suspect.

Jonathan Thompson or "Jon Jon" may be your friend or even part of your family, but police need help getting him off the streets right away.

Thompson is wanted in the shooting death of 18-year old Demea Andrews.

"Andrews was at the park with some friends of his to shoot basketball and Thompson passed by and saw him turned around and came back and shot him," said Detective Antonio Ward.

It happened last November on a Sunday afternoon at Round tree park, but since the shooting police have not had any luck locating Thompson.

"I believe his family know where he at and possibly several friends and maybe his friends are helping him move location to location," said Ward.

"We have not been getting information on his whereabouts. We know that he is in the local area he comes in and out of Douglas frequently but the information we usually get on his whereabouts is three and four hours old," said Casteloes

So Douglas Police Chief Gary Casteloes has dipped into the asset forfeiture account and is now offering the public a reward for information.

"We are putting up a $1,000 dollar reward leading to the arrest and capture of him. That's money taken off drug dealers in the community put back to use to benefit the community," said Casteloes.

He hopes the reward will help some people speak up and help bring the family some closure.

"I know the family wants closure, and we want closure too. We want to get that fear out of the community that there are two murderers out there that have not been caught yet," said Casteloes.

And get a man, they consider dangerous off the streets.

In march, 32-year old Sandra Robinson was found dead on the floor of a pre-paid cell phone store on South Madison Street.

Police are still waiting to get back results from the GBI crime lab. But right now police do not have any leads or suspects in that case either so they also need your help with that one as well.

If you have any information on either murder cases contact Detective Antonio Ward at 912-393- 4634 right away.

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