COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The reward has now increased to help capture a man wanted for murder at a house party shooting in Columbus.
The family of 24-year-old victim Richard Collier is offering $7,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of Drevon Johnson, 23.
The family says the money is from an anonymous donor. Collier's mom, Dawn Boyd, says police told her the search was at a standstill.
Johnson is wanted for the May 14 shooting at a home on the 5900 block of Hodges Drive, near Warm Springs Road in Columbus.
Boyd says she often finds it hard to function since the loss of her son and was feeling helpless until someone stepped in to help.
"We received a call and the person, who is anonymous and wishes to remain so, has donated $5,000 in regards to leading to the arrest of Drevon Johnson," said Boyd. "We will work with that one person. We are not concerned with who they are, just to give them the money."
The alleged killer Johnson stands 5'10" tall, weighs 175 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.
Detectives also say Johnson has tattoos that say "Side" and "DRE" on his left forearm, and ones that say "LIL" and "West on his right forearm.
Officials also say this suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anonymous tips can be made to the Columbus Police Armed Robbery/Homicide division at (706)-653-3400 or call 911.