$3,000 reward offered after teen shot dead at Tampa birthday party

Richard Newton, 14, was shot and killed at an outdoor birthday party.

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A reward of up to $3,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot and killed a teenager at a Tampa birthday party on March 21st.

Investigators say Richard Newton, 14, was at an outdoor birthday party at 8105 9th Ave. when a fight broke out around 11:30 a.m. The fight escalated to gunfire and Newton was shot and killed.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) in this case. Anyone with any information regarding this case and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at http://www.crimestopperstb.com , text CSTB plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or send a mobile tip using our new Tipsubmit Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. (Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Message & Data Rates May Apply.)

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