Reward triples in unsolved murder case

April 14, 2010

Almost eight months to the day a businessman was killed during a robbery in his West Allis store, authorities are still looking for information leading to an arrest and have tripled the amount of reward money for details.

The reward fund for the Damon Adams is now $3,000 following a recent fundraising effort.

Mayor Dan Devine and the Chamber of Commerce spearheaded the fundraising drive and got donations from residents and businesses to grow the account.

"West Allis has a reputation for coming together to assist each other in times of need," Devine said. "I hope this increased reward amount will bring swift justice to this senseless crime."

Adams left behind a 12-year-old daughter who is battling cancer. If no arrests are made by the end of this year, the money will be given to his daughter, crimefighting groups in West Allis or returned to each donor, depending on the donor's wishes, Devine said.

Police said last year four people could be involved in the death of Adams, 36, who was shot twice and killed during a robbery of his sports and urban clothing store Dame's Spot, 1031 S. 60th St., on Aug. 15.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (414) 476-2274.

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