$21K Reward Offered For Information On The Killer Of Eliyahu Moscowitz HY”D


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms announced an additional $5,000 reward Saturday for information connected to two fatal shootings that happened in Rogers Park earlier this week.

The Rogers Park Builders Group added $5,000 to a $10,00 offered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and $1,000 from the Cook County Crime Stoppers for a total of $21,000 in reward money.

Douglass Watts, 73, was gunned down on a sidewalk in the 1400-block of West Sherwin on Sunday morning. Just a day later, on Simchas Torah night, 24-year-old Eliyahu Moscowitz HY”D was shot in the head with the same gun and left for dead on the pedestrian path in Loyola Park.

Chicago police said 40 detectives, along with agents from the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, are searching for the man seen in a surveillance video around the time of the murder. At one point the masked man is seen jogging down an alley with his feet pointed outward.

It is believed that he lives in the neighborhood, and authorities hope his unique gait will help identify him.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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