NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans held a press conference Friday to announce increased rewards.
Typically, Crimestoppers advertised a reward of up to $2,500. Friday, the organization released a poster saying it will raise rewards to $5,000.
There were at least 35 people standing on alter at St. Louis Cathedral for this announcement.
Crimestoppers is now offering $3,500 for information that leads to an arrest on non-fatal shootings. If you give info leading to a gun that is linked to a crime, you get $1,000. If you give info leading to an arrest for a homicide you now get $5,000.
Crimestoppers said there were no plans to increase reward amounts. The group is asking for monthly prayers to help stop the violence. July 10 and Aug. 2 are when these prayers are requested.