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Gov. Cooper Announces Reward in Wake County Murder

Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State of North Carolina is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of United States Army Specialist Jose Juan Melendez, Jr., age 31.

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Specialist Melendez was meeting friends in Raleigh while on leave. He volunteered to be the designated driver for the group before returning to duty at Fort Bragg. Specialist Melendez was walking to his vehicle around 3:20 a.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 when he was shot and killed in the 2200 block of Raven Road in Raleigh, an apartment complex near Falls of Neuse Road.

Anyone with information concerning this case is urged to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 919-834-4357 or the State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-4500.
Visit RaleighCrimeStoppers.org for text and email reporting options.

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