MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) – Officials in a Mississippi county have approved a $15,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction in the shooting of a judge outside a courthouse.
News outlets report the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors approved the amount last week as authorities continued to investigate the March 16 shooting of Chancery Judge Charlie Smith.
Meridian police said he was struck near his abdomen while getting out of a truck at the county courthouse.
Officials told news outlets that Smith remained hospitalized Friday, but was recovering.
A district supervisor said Crime Stoppers will handle the tips and reward.
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