$50K check presented to informant who helped police solve murder of 9-year-old Za'Layia Jenkins

NOW: $50K check presented to informant who helped police solve murder of 9-year-old Za’Layia Jenkins

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A local attorney presented a $50,000 check to a man who came forward to help police solve the murder of 9-year-old Za'Layia Jenkins

"We have to get these people off the streets," said Milwaukee attorney Michael Hupy. "We just have to get 'em off the streets. This isn't California, this is Milwaukee."

Michael Hupy announced the check presentation Wednesday, June 29. He had offered the reward after the fatal shooting, six years ago, of Za'Layia Jenkins. 

She was at a relative's house when shots were fired at the house, hitting her in the head. 

The informant who came forward did not want to appear on camera, but Michael Hupy read a statement from him.

"Every child has the right to grow up and grow old," he said. "Kids are our future. Every child has the right to watch TV in their home without bullets coming through the home, taking innocent lives."

Three men have been convicted for the shooting of Za'Layia Jenkins. Michael Hupy is the president of Crime Stoppers, but he said this reward was his own money.

Remember, if you know something about a crime and you want to help police anonymously, you can call Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.

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