Beaumont businessman makes donation to Crimestoppers to help find Kera Teel's killer
UPDATE: The Crimestoppers reward for information leading to the whereabouts the men who shot and killed Kera Teel, a 19-year-old pregnant Beaumont woman, has risen to $21,000. On the day of her death last Tuesday, the reward was at $2,000. On Saturday, June 10, it had risen to $14,500 and just one day later (today) is now at $21,000.
"It just tugged at my heart. I couldn't believe this could happen in Beaumont Texas, in our community." - Robert Bertrand, owner of Cotton Cargo in Beaumont
"Give the money to help catch these criminals. We've got to get these guys off the streets." - Robert Bertrand
A Beaumont businessman makes a donation to Crimestoppers to help find the person who shot and killed Kera Teel, a 19-year-old pregnant Beaumont woman.
KFDM/6 News on Fox's Peter Eliopoulos has the report.
Previous news report below:
The Beaumont Department is asking for help to locate the gunman who killed Kera Teel.
The reward for information involving the murder of the 19-year-old pregnant Beaumont woman has increased to $12,000.
Robert Bertrand, owner of Cotton Cargo in Beaumont, said when he heard about the Kera Teel's death, it tugged at his heart.
He said made a $1,000 donation to Crimestoppers to help law enforcement offer a greater reward for information about her death.
Bertrand is encouraging other businesses to also donate.
Authorities say Crimestoppers is funded by Southeast Texans.
Police have been working around the clock to solve the murder of Kera Teel and the death of her baby girl.
Beaumont officers have ruled out any involvement regarding the driver of a white pickup that was captured on police dashcam video near the scene around the time of the deadly shooting.
A gunman shot and killed Teel early Tuesday morning (June 6, 2017) at about 1:50 a.m.
She was seven and a half months pregnant.
Teel died at CHRISTUS Hospital St. Elizabeth.
Her baby girl died shortly after she was born.
Police are asking for the public's help to learn who shot Teel while she was inside her car.
She had returned to the Sienna apartments with her mother.
They had just come from a doctor's visit in Galveston.
Investigators say two men approached Teel's car, shot her and left.
Her mother wasn't hurt.
Police don't have a detailed description of the attackers and are asking for any information that could help lead police to the shooter.