DETROIT (FOX 2) - 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