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Reward offered for tips in murder of Livonia man in Detroit

DETROIT -- A Detroit-area family is pleading for help from the public to solve the shooting death of a relative, according to CBS Detroit.

Tyler "TJ" Taylor, 20, was on his way to work on Detroit's east-side October 17, 2014, when he was fatally shot in the head, says the station.

His sister, Jeannetta Thompson, says despite the fact that some of her family members do not harbor hate for his killers, she does.

"My son, he asks where's his uncle, and I'm not able to tell him," Thompson said through tears at a Crime Stoppers news conference on Wednesday, reports CBS Detroit.

"I never thought that it would be this hard, but now that I don't have him, I miss him like crazy," she said. "I hate you so much! I hate you."

Taylor's grandmother, Elaine Taylor, is confident someone has information and knows what happened to her grandson.

"If you've heard something, or seen something, please contact the police," Elaine Taylor said.

"To the people or person that's done this; I am not upset at you," said added, according to the station. "I'm very upset at society that let you young people believe that you can commit such crimes."

There is a $3,500 reward offered for any tip received before midnight Wednesday that leads to an arrest in the case, reports CBS Detroit.

Anyone who has information regarding this crime is asked to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-800-SPEAK-UP or 1-800-773-2587. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous. You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637).

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