The family of a Macon man who was fatally shot while driving on Eisenhower Parkway in 2008 has increased the reward for crime tips in hopes someone with information will come forward.
Marico Deontae “Rico” Williams had been out with family members celebrating his birthday at Club Money’s on Pio Nono Avenue and Hits Sports Bar and Grill on Bloomfield Drive just before the Dec. 28, 2008, shooting.
Family members said Williams and his half brother were on their way home about 5 a.m. when another car pulled up and fired two shots into the car he was driving. Williams was shot in the jaw and died at The Medical Center of Central Georgia about an hour after the shooting.
LaToya Bronson, Williams’ sister, said the family has increased the reward to $5,000 on top of the Macon Regional CrimeStoppers reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.
“This has been a year and a month to the day, and we still don’t have the answers,” she said Thursday, pleading for the community’s help so her family has closure.
The family also has established a scholarship in Williams’ name at Central Georgia Technical College for students in the electrician training program, Bronson said.
She said her brother had plans to go to the school and become an electrician but was killed before he could attend.
Macon police detective Carlos Stokes said the case isn’t in danger of becoming cold.
“We’re still getting information,” he said. “We’re still following up on the leads that we get.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 751-7500 or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at (877) 68-CRIME.
Information from The Telegraph’s archives was included in this report.
To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.