Media Release

Contact: Sgt. William Palmer 612-919-9362 Sgt. Stephen McCarty 612-919-9118



The Minneapolis Police Department and Crime Stoppers team up to garner information in the Terrell Mayes homicide
January 12, 2012 (MINNEAPOLIS) The day after Christmas, Terrell Mayes, 3 years old, was shot while inside his house. The stray bullet was fired from outside of the residence and neither Terrell nor the other occupants of the house were the intended target. Minneapolis Police Department Homicide investigators and other officers have been pursuing leads in an attempt to find the responsible party. On January 13, at 12:00 p.m. there will be a brief press conference at Farview Park, 621 29th Avenue North. Community stakeholders, Crime Stopper’s representatives and city officials will discuss the increased reward in the case among other things. Immediately following the conference, police personnel and volunteers will distribute informational flyers in 4 block radius around Terrell’s home. If you are interested in volunteering, please arrive at Farview Park by noon tomorrow. Crime Stoppers of Minnesota has long provided an avenue for the public to provide information to the police anonymously. In this instance Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1000 for information. Additionally, numerous private citizens throughout the state have donated over $5,000, which will be added to the Crime Stoppers reward. To provide information to Crime Stoppers regarding this incident, or any other serious crime, call 1-800222-8477(TIPS), text TIP674 plus your information to 274637(CRIMES) or go to the Crime Stoppers website at and click on “Give a Tip”. All callers are given a unique identifier and no names are used. The PIO contact for this release is Sergeant Steve McCarty ###

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