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Family Dollar offers $5,000 reward in local homicide case


A national corporation is stepping up to try and solve a local homicide case. Milton Jackson was killed outside the Family Dollar on Jefferson Davis Highway in July of 2012. Now, the company is offering a $5,000 reward for help solving the case.

It's been about a year and a half since Milton Jackson was found shot in his car at the Family Dollar, but still no arrests have been made.

"It was all a blur," Michelle Lang, who was married to Jackson at the time, recalled. "I don't even know how to explain it to you."

Lang will never forget that fateful night back in July of 2012. Her husband was working a rare night shift as he trained to be a manager of the Family Dollar. She was waiting for a text message to say he was on the way home; instead there was a knock on her door by Richmond Police detectives.

"You see it happen on TV and you see it happening to other people and you never think it's going to happen to you and then when it does it just takes reality away," Lang recalled. "You don't even think it's real."

Authorities say Jackson and a manager were approached by three men asking to buy something at the store, which at that point was closed. The three left, but two returned to gun down the 51-year-old.

"We've actually got physical evidence at the scene that points to a certain individual," Richmond Police Det. Jamie Baynes explained. "We've also gotten people who have talked to us. The last piece we are missing is to find out who those two guys who were with the shooter are."

Police released surveillance images, but say no one was able to identify the suspects.

"It's just not closure," Lang added. "I mean, who would do that, I mean this guy would give you anything!"

Right now, RPD thinks this could've been a robbery, but need more information. Investigators are hoping the $5,000 reward from Family Dollar gets them the missing pieces.

"A lot of people might be on the fence of whether they should tell or not," Baynes said. "A lot of times the reward money puts people just that much closer to doing the right thing."

If you know anything that can help detectives call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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