Reward grows to $20,000 in Navy officer's murder

Terrence Hill Jr. shot dead in Detroit on Jan. 4

Published On: Oct 02 2013 01:02:11 PM EDT

Anyone with information on the murder of a Navy officer in Detroit is being asked to come forward and possibly cash in on a $20,000 reward.

Because of donations to the family of Terrence Hill Jr., Crime Stoppers has announced that the reward in his death was increased to $20,000 for information that leads to the arrest in the murder.

Police said Hill and a 21-year-old woman were in a Ford pickup truck at 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 4 at Manor Street and 7 Mile Road when a gunman approached and demanded money.

The gunman forced Hill out of the truck and fatally shot him in the chest, police said. The woman was not hurt.
The suspect is described as a black man with a dark complexion, 5’7” tall, small build and in his 20’s.

He was wearing a black skull cap with a white line on it. A second suspect was dressed in all white.

Hill was 24 and served in Waukegan, Illinois, as an artillery instructor. He graduated from the Detroit School of Arts in 2006.

His 21-year-old brother and step-brother serve in the United States Army.
Authorities said they have no leads in the case but have released a composite sketch.

Crime Stoppers said anyone who comes forward with information will remain anonymous. 

The agency said no one will know a tipsters identity including the police or Crime Stoppers themselves.
Anyone who has information regarding the crime is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP or 1-800-773-2587.
All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous.
Crime Stoppers of Michigan operates in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Livingston, Washtenaw and Monroe Counties.