Search for justice: Major Howard’s family takes action to track down murder suspect

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CLEVELAND-- They want justice and they are taking action to get it. Their beloved little boy, 3-year-old Major Howard, was killed in September in a drive-by shooting in Cleveland and the suspect is still out there.

On Saturday, it was not only one family's mission, but that of the community: help police bring in the suspect who took an innocent life.

"I'm just trying to bring some closure to him and my family as well," said Victor Freeman, Major's grandfather.

"I don't have any malice or hatred in my heart; I just want justice."

Major's family and people who felt compelled to help passed out flyers at several intersections including E. 93rd Street and Ramona in Cleveland.

They tell Fox 8 the goal is to track town Donnell Lindsey, 22, who authorities have identified as the suspect in the child's murder.

Earlier this week, U.S. Marshals announced the reward that leads to the capture of Lindsey has been increased to $5,000.

However, people are hoping the suspect simply turns himself in on his own.

"Don't wait until they catch you; just go on and turn yourself in because you got to man up and pay for this. You have to pay for this," said Loretta Ferguson, a member of the community who also wants justice.

The effort was well received. Even those unrelated to the situation felt a calling to help.

"We were trying to raise money to try and go to Florida."

Teens from Maple Heights were in the area when the flyers were being passed out. They were out raising money for their own football team.

However, once they heard about the fugitive search, they wanted to focus on this mission.

"That was just wrong what they did to that little boy," said Franquan Robinson, a member of the Maple Heights Saints.

"I just wanted to help out and it was in my heart to help," said James Luke, another teammate.

Read more on Major Howard here.

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