$5,000 reward in slain bartender case

Due to the heinous nature of the murder of John Henderson, the reward offered by Atlanta's "Crime Stoppers" program is more than doubled.

Atlanta's "Crime Stoppers" program is offering a $5,000 reward for info that leads to the identification of the four gunman responsible for the murder of John Henderson. Henderson was gunned down execution style early Wednesday inside the Standard Food & Spirits on Memorial Drive in north Grant Park.

The gunman had thrown a brick through the front door and ordered Henderson and a female bartender into the Standard's office. After handing over money to the gunman, Henderson was shot four times — for no apparent reason. The woman, who slipped away to hide in a cabinet, was not harmed.

According to a Crime Stoppers press release:

Due to the heinous nature of the crime, the reward pool is being increased. In most cases the maximum reward amount is $2,000.

“Whenever there is a heinous crime of this nature, citizens naturally want to do their part to help,” says Dave Wilkinson, CEO of the Atlanta Police Foundation. “Crime Stoppers allows them to have a voice. Citizens can either phone in information anonymously or donate to the reward pool.”

Chief Richard Pennington is asking for the public’s help. “We are following all possible leads at this time, but believe there are citizens out there that can help us identify these suspects. By calling Crime Stoppers citizens can get that information to us without fear of reprisal”, stated Pennington.

If you are interested in donating to the reward pool, go to www.atlantapolicefoundation.org or www.crimestoppersatlanta.org. To give a tip, call 404-577-TIPS(8477) or log onto www.crimestoppersatlanta.org.

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