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    J. Tamir Rasheed, president of the Islamic Center of Fort Wayne, delivers a message of unity among local Muslims during a news conference Friday at the center, where he also announced a $10,000 reward for information in last week’s triple slayings.
March 05, 2016 1:03 AM

$10,000 reward for triple homicide info

Frank Gray | The Journal Gazette

A $10,000 reward has been offered for information that leads to the apprehension of those responsible for the slayings of three people in a house at 808 E. Lewis St. last week.

The reward was announced during a news conference Friday at the Islamic Center of Fort Wayne.

The money is being put up by members of the Islamic community, said J. Tamir Rasheed, president of the Islamic Center. The community also determined the amount of the reward, he said.

Mohamedtaha Omar, 23, Muhannad Tairab, 17, and Adam Mekki, 20, were found slain late in the afternoon of Feb. 24 after police were called about an unknown problem. Police said the three had been shot execution style.

Omar and Tairab were Muslims. Mekki was a Christian.

At the news conference, Rasheed said the community believes police are working diligently to solve the crime, but the longer a crime goes unsolved the more likely it will not be solved. 

He called on police to leave no stone unturned so the killings don’t end up as another cold case. He also called on the community to work together to stop the killings and “to end the pervasive culture of violence.”