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Update in search for Brendon Mackey's killer


The canvass is over, but the investigation is not- a firm message from Chesterfield Police as they continue their search for who killed Brendon Mackey in Brandermill, after police say someone fired into the air.

Officials hope money might just get them the lead they need. The family has established a reward fund for anyone who comes forward with important information about the case. Police say money can be a game changer.

Police canvassed roughly 13 times, knocking on about 2,000 doors trying to figure out who fired the fatal shot. 

 "Unfortunately at this point we have not gotten the information we need to be able to move forward with any charges," said Lt. Randy Horowitz.

There are still loose tips to follow through on and five guns left to be tested, but nothing strong enough for an arrest.

But officials hope if people contribute to the reward, money could be a big motivator.

"We're hopeful that the fact that there is money to be had might change somebody's mind and they're willing to talk to us," said Horowitz.  "Our two chances are someone with direct knowledge and the chances that the gun just is matched."

When you're mourning the loss of such a young life, answers matter. Police say they'll take the small leads they do have and keep pounding pavement.  

"From the beginning we told the family that we would do everything we could to solve this," said Horowitz. "We need to do that."

At this point, police say there is no money in the fund but they do expect people will donate.

If you'd like to donate to the reward put forth by Brendon's family- just go to a BB&T bank.

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