LAUREL, Md. (WJZ)– A Laurel man was gunned down just weeks before becoming a first-time father. Now, his family and friends are offering more reward money to find the people responsible.

Andrea Fujii has more.

Gregory Sears was killed 11 days before his first child was born.

“The baby’s wonderful. Greg never got to see his child,” Daniel Sears, Gregory Sears’ brother, said.

In the early morning of Jan. 6, police say Sears was in his driveway in the 8000-block of Ians Alley when two masked men shot him.

“It hasn’t been determined if this was random or targeted but we do believe it was an apparent robbery,” Justin Mulcahy, Anne Arundel County Police spokesperson, said.

As family and friends gather to remember the 36-year-old, they’re announcing a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

“That is why we’re re-releasing the reward information,” Daniel Sears said. “Just so no other family has to go through what we’re going through right now.”

“It’s not something that happens to people you know or people who aren’t involved in shady things,” Gregory Sears’ friend Amber Perkins said.

Gregory Sears co-owned a company that helped children and parents receive medical assistance. His family says even in death he’d want to help others to catch the killers and make the community safer.

“He was my rock, and I just don’t know what we’re going to do without him,” Daniel Sears said.

If you have any information, call Anne Arundel County Police or Metro Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous.

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