An earlier edition incorrectly identified the Rev. Brian Herron as Clarence Castile. We regret the error.
A warrant has been issued and a reward is being offered in the shooting death of community activist Tyrone Williams.
Police are looking for Sid Brady Strickland-Green, 27, in connection with the killing. Authorities say the warrant is sealed and have not revealed many details, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation.
Minneapolis police and the family are calling on the community to step forward with any information about the killing and as to the whereabouts of Strickland-Green.
“I’m grateful for the support we’ve received from the community, and now it is time for the community to speak up and come forward (with information about the killing and the location of Strickland-Green),” said Kendra Pierson, Williams’ sister.
“Somebody our here knows something and your silence is keeping our family in peril,” said Raeisha Williams, Tyrone Williams’ sister.
Tyrone Williams’ mother called on the community to work with police to capture Strickland-Green and not to take matters into their own hands.
“I don’t want anyone trying to handle this (other than police),” said Rosemary Nevils-Williams, Tyrone Williams’ mother. “I don’t want another mother going through this; I just want the person responsible brought to justice.”
A $2,500 reward is being offered by the Minneapolis Police Department through the Crime Stoppers program for information leading to the capture of Strickland-Green and any additional information about the killing. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP647 to CRIMES (274637). Tips can also be submitted online at www.crimestoppersmn.org.
Williams, a father of four, was killed on the afternoon of April 3 shortly after exiting his family home on Elwood Avenue North in North Minneapolis. Williams had been an active figure in the protests of the police killings of Jamar Clark and Philando Castile.
The Rev. Brian Herron called on the community to assist in the arrest of Strickland-Green.
“If they kill one, they’ll kill again, so we’ve got to act,” said Herron. “Even if you love this brother (Strickland-Green), your love for him will lead you to do the right thing.”
Strickland-Green is described as being 6’0” and weighing 146 pounds. He is of medium-brown complexion was last known to have a low haircut and a slight mustache.