$2,500 reward offered for information leading to arrest in murder of 16-year-old boy in Detroit

William Fountain was shot to death on July 14, 2022

DETROITCrime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in the murder of a Detroit teen.

William Fountain, 16, was shot to death on July 14, 2022. His body was found with multiple gunshot wounds on Maddelein Street near Kelly Road just before 5 a.m.

“I just want my boy back, but that’s not possible, so I just need closure to know why this happened,” said Fountain’s mom, Crystal Jones.

Jones said he was with friends when it happened and urged them and anyone who knows anything to come forward.

“Every day is a struggle, trying to come back to the reality of not living with him,” Jones said.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak up or visit their website by clicking here.

All tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous. Click here to submit a tip online.

About the Authors:

Jacqueline Francis is an award-winning journalist who joined the WDIV team in September 2022. Prior to Local 4, she reported for the NBC affiliate in West Michigan. When she’s not on the job, Jacqueline enjoys taking advantage of all the wonders Michigan has to offer, from ski trips up north to beach days with her dog, Ace.

Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.