$12,500 Reward in Case

Help Find Local Navy Man's Killer

By Peter Neumann

February 6, 2013

DETROIT, Mi. (My TV20 News at 10) --- A bigger reward is now being offered in the shooting death of a local Naval Officer in January.

There are still no leads in the murder on Friday, January 4, 2013, of Officer Terrence Hill Jr., who was shot and killed on Detroit’s west side.

The 24-y/o Hill was sitting in his vehicle at 2:30 a.m. on Manor Street near 7 Mile Road when an unknown suspect walked up to his vehicle and demanded a personal item from him. The suspect shot Terrence in the chest and fled the scene.

The suspect is a black male with a dark complexion, 5’7” tall, small build and in his 20’s. He was wearing a black skull cap with a white line on it. The second suspect was dressed in all white.

Hill was a United States Naval Officer and served in Waukegan, Illinois as an artillery instructor. Terrence graduated from the Detroit School of Arts in 2006. His 21 year old brother and step-brother serves in the United States Army.

“The Detroit Police Department Homicide Section has reached out to Crime Stoppers of Michigan to solicit information from the community that will solve this homicide”, said Inspector Dwane Blackmon, Detroit Police Department Homicide Section.

With donations made to the family, the reward through Crime Stoppers of Michigan has grown to $12,500 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone who has information regarding the crime should call Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP or 1-800-773-2587. All calls and cash rewards are completely anonymous.

Crime Stoppers is obsessive about anonymity. In fact, here is a short-list of the precautions that are taken in the process. There are no CallerID phones at Crime Stoppers. Phone calls to the 1800 SPEAKUP number go to a call center in Canada -- they aren’t handled locally, they aren’t even handled in the US. Calls are never recorded. Callers are never asked for their name, their phone number -- or any kind of identifying information. Crime Stoppers does not even know whether a caller is a male or a female. And do not want to know.

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