Reward increased again in search for man wanted in Bluefield police officer shooting
Acting United States Marshal Richard Sellers (W/VA) and Bluefield, Virginia Police Chief M. Shane Gunter announce the raising of the reward amount for information leading to the capture of fugitive Donquale Gray.
The reward, previously offered in the combined amount of $10,000 by both the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, in the amount of $5,000 per agency, and the independent reward, offered by the National Police Defense Foundation’s Safe Cops Program, of $10,000, has again been enhanced by the City of Bluefield, Virginia in the amount of $5,000.
The rewards offered by the two law enforcement agencies are offered for information which directly leads to the apprehension of fugitive Gray, as is the reward offered by the City of Bluefield, Virginia. The reward offered by the Safe Cop Program requires not only information leading to the arrest of Gray, but also criterion specifically set forth by the private organization which requires conviction.
Based upon the aforementioned, the total reward now stands at $25,000, if all criterion are met.
“As the fugitive investigation continues, we urge the public to provide us with information concerning Mr. Gray, as it is only a matter of time until he will likely harm another officer or citizen, ” stated Acting U.S. Marshal Richard Sellers. “Further, not only can the public utilize the previously noted email addresses, but also utilize the new U.S. Marshals Service TIPS app, which can be downloaded onto smartphones from their user stores. This is a direct channel to investigators and will allow confidentiality. We continue to urge Mr. Gray to surrender, and assure those aiding him, that they will face justice as well.”
Any person, whether they are seeking the reward or wish to remain anonymous, may contact law enforcement with any information on fugitive Gray by emailing: USMS84.TIPS@USDOJ.GOV and firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling their local 911 center if the information is urgent in nature and a safety issue.
The U.S. Marshals Service, in partnership with the ATF, Virginia State Police, and multiple other agencies, continue their search for fugitive Gray. We wish to express our most sincere appreciation to all law enforcement officers and agencies who have aided in the fugitive investigation, as well as businesses and members of the community who have helped as well.
The U.S. Marshals Service arrests more violent fugitives annually than all other federal agencies combined. For more information, go to www.usmarshals.gov.