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A reward of up to $5,000 from the governor’s office has been established for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible in the shooting death of a Como man last year.

“I hope it makes a difference in solving this case,” said Roanoke Rapids police Investigator Morgan Worrell, who has been investigating the shooting death of Christopher Jason-Wayne Monger and applied for the reward. “People know who committed this crime but they are not willing to speak about the case. We hope it gives the family some closure in being able to solve this case.”

Captain Jamie Hardy said this morning investigators have persons of interest in the October 14 shooting, which occurred in the area of Creekside Court. He said the motive remains unclear.

Police said at the time Monger was shot while in his vehicle. After he was shot he drove the vehicle a short distance to the intersection of Hinson Street and the Creekside Court apartment complex.

When officers arrived they immediately called for emergency medical services.

Monger was declared deceased at the hospital. He was struck from a round fired into his upper torso.

The police department announced to city council in November Worrell had applied for the reward.

Monger had ties to the Roanoke Rapids area through a sister and a girlfriend, Hardy said.

In a statement this morning the police department said, “The Roanoke Rapids Police Department and the family of Christopher Monger ask anyone with any information related to this case to call the Roanoke Rapids Police Department …”

The police department can be reached at 252-533-2810, Worrell at 252-532-0268, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-4500, or Halifax County Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444. 

The police department said in the statement, Crimestoppers allows members of the community to provide anonymous information about criminal activity in the area. “A person can provide crime-solving assistance to the authorities without being directly involved in the investigation process and in some cases become eligible for a reward if the reported information results in an arrest.” 

Monger’s family will host a memorial service at the police department February 22 at 6 p.m. They have memorial T-shirts available and more information can be obtained by contacting Tonette Monger or Phyllis Hall via Facebook.