$10k reward offered for information after Detroit DJ shot dead in robbery

A $10,000 reward is now being offered for information that leads to an arrest in the murder of a famed Detroit DJ who was shot dead earlier this month in an apparent robbery. 

Crime Stoppers raised the reward amount from $2,500 to $10,000 on Friday, three weeks after DJ Slick B's death. 

Born Byron Gilbert, he was shot and killed while walking to his car on Feb. 7 on W. McNichols at Ilene St. on Detroit's west side. He was 28 years old.

Detroit police say someone came up with a gun to rob him and his friend. The suspect fired shots and drove off, leaving Slick B for dead. His friend survived.

His friends and music colleagues told FOX 2 Gilbert was just hitting stride in his career. 

“He was a real workaholic and would take every job he could possibly take, to and he would do a lot for free,” said music producer Helluva. 
“Real humble guy, speaks from the heart, loves the city, has a family, that’s what hurts the most,” said radio personality Dr. Darrius.

Detroit police haven't released any information about a possible suspect. 

If you know anything about what happened, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. You will remain anonymous. Rewards are paid when a tip leads to an arrest; Crime Stoppers does not wait for a conviction.

A photo of DJ Slick B, second from left