North Mpls billboards aim to find Terrell Mayes shooter

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Terrell with his mother, Marsha.
A stray bullet killed 3-year-old Terrell Mayes in his home on the 2600 block of Colfax Avenue in North Minneapolis last December 26, and police still haven't figured out who pulled the trigger.

Now, in hopes of bringing Terrell's shooter to justice, Minneapolis police are teaming with Clear Channel Outdoor and Crime Stoppers to put up five billboards in North.

It sounds like the billboards may be an attempt to generate new leads in an increasingly cold case. One of the billboards will be erected Thursday at West Broadway Avenue and Irving Avenue North. The location of others will be released later this week.

Crime Stoppers is currently offering $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of Terrell's killer.

While overall violent crime in North Minneapolis has declined since 2005, the area of North around Terrell's home has continued to be besieged by gun violence and unexplained shootings since the boy's death.

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Research
Research

Hope seeing these signs everywhere will have the killer turn themselves in.

Jody
Jody

If you believe that will happen, I have some North Dakota oceanfront property to sell you...... 

Pat
Pat

The amount of publicity this case gets versus the paralyzed high school hockey player really rubs me the wrong way. Both terrible situations, but you would be led to believe one is way more important than the other. 

Jody
Jody

Not really, because shootings happen everyday in North Minneapolis.

guest
guest

This is a disgusting excuse.  Shots are fired in N Mpls far too often, true, but if it happened in any other community you'd see public outrage & drastic measures to ensure it was stopped.. There's nothing special being done here, in this intentionally manufactured pocket of poverty.

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