BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - What will happen to the $15,000 reward which was offered last summer for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the City Grill mass shooting now that Riccardo McCray has been convicted as the lone gunman?
Rev. Darius Pridgen, a member of the Buffalo Common Council who helped to raise the money following the shootings last August said a review process is underway to determine who should receive the money.
Pridgen started the fund with $4,000, but the amount quickly grew with the help of donations from local businesses, from the pews at True Bethel and other churches.
McCray was found guilty Thursday night of three counts of first-degree murder for the August 14 bloodbath outside the downtown restaurant.
When he started the reward fund, Pridgen said he would split the money between the victims' families if the shooter turned himself in.
McCray surrendered to police at a Buffalo TV station with the help of community activist Darnell Jackson 11 days after the murders.
Jackson showed up at the church on Friday afternoon wanting to know what happened to the money.
Buffalo police were called because Pridgen said he has received threats and demands about the cash.
"The police officers are trying to be smart with me for no reason," an angry Jackson said outside the church. "I'm here to find out just like you - where's the reward money going?"