MINNEAPOLIS - It's been nearly three months since Terrell Mayes and his brothers made a beeline for their upstairs bedroom, chased by the sound of gunshots being fired outside their north Minneapolis home.
His brothers made it; Terrell did not. The 3-year-old was struck by a bullet that found it's way through the walls of the family home. The boy died the next day, leaving his mother, siblings and neighborhood traumatized.
Minneapolis Homicide investigators have been working on finding the child's killer since Terrell was shot the day after Christmas, but so far the person who pulled the trigger has not been arrested.
On Thursday, five large billboards with Terrell's picture appeared on the north Minneapolis horizon, a joint effort by Minneapolis Police, Crimestoppers and Clear Channel Outdoor to jar memories and generate tips that will solve the case.
"I'm hoping for some results, I'm hoping the killer will come forward and give me and my family some closure," said Terrell's mother Marsha Mayes at a police press conference Thursday morning.
"At the same time, the killing needs to stop. The killing has not stopped with Terrell," Mayes continued, referring to the overnight murder of a cab driver near her home.
Crimestoppers is offering $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of Terrell Maye's killer.
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