On Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 8:44pm, Shequila Brown, an 18-year-old City resident, was struck and killed by a vehicle at the intersection of Church Street (44/55 eastbound) and South Hamilton Street.
On March 20, 2013 the City of Poughkeepsie Police developed information that confirms that a dark red to black “loud” pick up, having “dually” style rear wheels, with the tailgate missing or down, having a silver or gray tool box in the back and a large front chrome grill, was the vehicle that struck and killed Brown. The vehicle was last seen leaving the scene driving east on Church Street/East bound arterial and running the red light at the intersection of South Clinton and Church Street/East bound arterial. We are asking the public’s help in locating the vehicle which matches this description. Anyone with information on this vehicle is asked to call the City of Poughkeepsie Police at 451-4000 or 451-7577.
$15,000 Reward for Information
The Beulah Baptist Church has announced it is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for causing the death of Shequila Brown in the hit and run accident on March 13, 2013. The Reverend Jesse Bottoms states “Shequila was born and grew up in our Church. Our Church Family has been traumatized by this event and we would like to help the Police Department in its investigation to make sure that justice is done”.
City of Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik stated, “I am hopeful that the reward graciously pledged by Beulah Baptist Church will result in information necessary to bring closure to this horrific incident. The family of Shequila, her friends and the community at-large deserve some closure and that will never be accomplished until the person responsible for her death is apprehended. I implore anyone that may have any information, regardless of how insignificant they feel it may be, to report it to the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department.”
CPPD Phone Numbers: (845) 451-4000 or (845) 451-7577
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“Reward increased in hunt for hit-and-run suspect” – Poughkeepsie Journal