CHICAGO — Chicago police have increased a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people who murdered Officer Clifton Lewis a year ago.
On Dec. 29, 2011, Lewis was off duty, working security at a West Side convenience store when a group of armed offenders attempted to rob the store. During the robbery attempt, they fatally shot Lewis, a highly decorated eight-year vetern of the force, assigned ot the Austin District.
The reward now sits at $40,000.
“We are asking for the public’s help in coming forward with information leading to the arrest of all the offenders involved in the murder of Officer Clifton Lewis,” said Superintendent Garry McCarthy. “We are hoping someone will find it in their heart to help us bring closure for Officer Lewis’ family and friends as we seek to bring these dangerous individuals to justice.”
Earlier this year, police arrested two men in connection to the murder, but investigators believe more people were involved. Edgardo Colon and Tyrone Clay were charged with first degree murder of a peace officer and murder while in commission of a forcible felony.