Reward of up to $35,000 offered for information on murder of Cleveland police detective


CLEVELAND (WJW) — A reward of up to $35,000 is now being offered for information leading to the identity and prosecution of those involved in the murder of Cleveland Police Detective James Skernivitz.

The veteran officer was working undercover in the area of West 65th and Storer Avenue when he was shot and killed Thursday night. According to the I-TEAM, he was inside a vehicle with an informant when it happened.

That individual has been identified as Scott Dingess, 50. He also died in the shooting.

Police said three persons of interest were identified in connection to the case, however, charges have not yet been filed.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has offered up to $25,000.00 in reward monies, added to $10,000.00 in reward monies offered by Crimestoppers of Cuyahoga County. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI tip line at 216-622-6842. They can also remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers at 216-25-CRIME.

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