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Crimestoppers increases reward for information on killing of Tickfaw man inside of his car

Police said the shooting took place in the 800 block of East Merry Street. Otkins' family is planning a candlelight vigil near the site at 5 p.m. Saturday.

HAMMOND, La. — Crimestoppers has announced an increase in the reward for information in the case of a suspect sought in the killing of a Tickfaw man last Friday.

The reward for information on the killing of Michael Otkins II, 20, has been raised to $2,500.

Detectives have obtained arrest warrants for Kareem Gatlin for Second Degree Murder, Obstruction of Justice, Illegal Discharge of a Firearm, Aggravated Obstruction of a Roadway, and Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property.

Otkins was reportedly found in a car with gunshot wounds sometime Friday night. A family member told Eyewitness News that he was struck six times in the shooting.

Otkins was taken to North Oaks Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Anybody with information about where Gatlin might be is being asked to contact Detective Chase Zaffuto (985-277-5740 or zaffuto_cb@hammond.org) or Detective Ronney Domiano (985-277-5739 or domiano_rj@hammond.org). Anybody with information can also call Crimesstoppers at 1-800-554-JAIL (5245)

Credit: Hammond Police
Kareem Gatlin

Anybody with information about where Gatlin might be is being asked to contact Detective Chase Zaffuto (985-277-5740 or zaffuto_cb@hammond.org) or Detective Ronney Domiano (985-277-5739 or domiano_rj@hammond.org). Anybody with information can also call Crimesstoppers at 1-800-554-JAIL (5245) 

Credit: Charisse Gibson
Michael Otkins II
Credit: Charisse Gibson
Michael Otkins II vigil

Police said the shooting took place in the 800 block of East Merry Street. Otkins' family said they were planning a candlelight vigil near the site at 5 p.m. Saturday. 

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