Police offer $35K reward in teen murder case

January 12, 2009 6:17:01 PM PST
Union City Police have made a new appeal to the public to help catch the killer of a Union City teenager.

Last week Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's office authorized a $35,000 reward for information in the shooting death of 14-year-old Vernon Eddins. Eddins was shot in the chest on the afternoon of December 21, 2007 outside Barnard-White Middle School on Whipple Road.

Detectives believe the attack was gang-related and say there were multiple witnesses who have not come forward.

"It is our hope that this news conference and announcement of this reward will refocus our community's attention to this tragic event and on the Eddins family and prompt witnesses to work with the police department in solving this crime," said Chief Greg Stewart:

The $35,000 reward money is being offered through the governor's reward program. You're asked to contact Union City Police if you have any information.