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$10K reward now offered for shooter in beloved man’s death

September 23, 2021 GMT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man’s family is now offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of his killer.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff made the announcement involving the death of Corey “Bigcee” Jackson during a news conference on Wednesday, WSPA-TV reported. Jackson’s family had previously offered $6,000 for information that would lead to an arrest, but increased it to $10,000 hoping someone would come forward.

“If we had a million dollars to give, we would give it, it’s just money. We don’t care, there’s no value or amount that we could put on Corey’s life to get information,” said Jackson’s sister, Hidiyah Yussif.

Jackson, a well known promoter and community activist, was killed at his home in Spartanburg on early on July 25. With only a few leads, police are asking for the public’s help in solving the crime.

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“Somebody blatantly killed this young man and he did not deserve that. That’s the reason why I wanted the family to come in and if you don’t want to give me the information I’m okay with that, but do it for them,” Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said.

Jackson’s mother, Lillie Greene, said her grandson is having a tough time dealing with his father’s sudden death.

“He’s grieving silently; he had an episode this morning. His question was I thought people died when they were 70 not 39, so how do you explain that to a 7 year old?” Greene said.

Wright said anyone with information about the case can call anonymously at 1-888-CRIME-SC.