BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s been one year since a Baltimore County man was found shot to death in his car. The family is refusing to give up on justice. Now they are increasing the reward money for tips leading to his killer.
Rochelle Ritchie has more.
The family has added an additional $1,000 to the original $2,000 reward. The wife of the victim spoke with WJZ and is begging for justice.
At just 30 years old, Ryan Franklin Evans had accomplished so much. He was a father, a husband, a hard worker and student at Morgan State University.
But on December 9, 2013, tragedy struck just outside of Evans’ home on Alter Street and Southern Cross Drive.
“We arrived on the scene, we found a Honda Odyssey into a guardrail. The driver of that Odyssey was suffering from at least one gunshot wound and was declared deceased at the scene,” said Cpl. John Wachter, Baltimore County Police Department.
Evans’ wife tells WJZ her husband had spent the day with his kids prior to his murder, taking them to get pretzels.
“He came back and said he was going to the store and he would be right back in 45 minutes,” Whitney Evans said. “And he didn’t come back.”
Detectives say Evans was found with at least one gunshot wound. He died at the scene.
Neighbors say they remember the killing like it was yesterday.
“Pretty good young man, too, because he always walked up and down here, walking his first son–the other one I don’t think could walk yet. He was teaching him how to ride a bike and I used to talk to him. Pretty good young man,” said neighbor Joe Smith.
No arrests have been made in the case. The reward money now stands at $3,000 after the family added another grand.
“Our homicide detectives have conducted a thorough investigation into this incident. Unfortunately, they have not been able to develop any information that would lead to the positive identification of a suspect in this case,” Wachter said.
Evans’ wife says she just wants to know who killed her husband–and why.
“You ruined so many people’s lives, not just mine–my son, my stepson, his parents, his brother,” Whitney Evans said.
Police do not have a motive for the crime.
If you have any information on the crime, you can call Metro Crime Stoppers.
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