Milwaukee Crime Stoppers pays tipster $11,000 reward after homicide arrest

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- An anonymous tipster has received a big reward after leading police to a man on the run following a deadly shooting.

The tip led to the arrest of Jordan Tate, the man accused of killing 31-year-old Krystal Tucker outside Brownstone Social Lounge back in February.

Board members with Milwaukee Crime Stoppers say tips from the community are crucial to solving cases like Tucker's and keeping our community safe.

"Just the thought of walking around the city knowing that you could be walking next to your loved one's killer is unsettling," said Camille Mays, Milwaukee Crime Stoppers board member.

A victim of gun violence herself, Mays wanted to support a way for community members to feel safe coming forward about unsolved crimes.

"I used to come into contact with a lot of people in the community who were victims, and people had seen a lot. People wanted to do something, but they were scared to talk. It wasn't any security in the way they reported anonymously through the regular anonymous line...they were saying the police were still coming to their door," said Mays.

An anonymous tip recently led to the arrest of Jordan Tate and an $11,000 reward was approved by the board.

"My sister was very good friends with Krystal," said Mays.

Officials say Tucker was killed when Jordan Tate opened fire outside Brownstone Social Lounge back in February.

After months on the run, Tate was arrested in Glendale last month. "I'm glad to see that a family found justice," said Mays.

"Crime Stoppers itself started in 1976, but in Milwaukee, we didn't start until October of 2019," said Scott Abrams, vice president of Milwaukee Crime Stoppers.

Krystal Tucker's case is one of seven homicides solved following tips to Milwaukee Crime Stoppers.

"We'd like to have more tips. We'd like to solve more crimes. We'd like to solve more of the homicides, but we need the public to help," said Abrams.

In addition to the solved homicide cases, Milwaukee Crime Stoppers has solved more than 50 other crimes through anonymous tips since its inception in 2019.

We can all do our part to make our community a safer place. Anyone with helpful information about a police investigation can call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers anonymously at 414-224-TIPS.

There are several unsolved cases with large rewards through Milwaukee Crime Stoppers.

Quanita "Tay" Jackson, killed August 2019, $100,000.00 reward

Brazil Johnson, killed June 2022, $28,000.00 reward

Jenny Her, killed December 2021, $11,000.00 reward

Bernell Trammel, killed July 2020, $15,000.00 reward

Roneil Sylvester Jr, killed August 2020, $20,000.00 reward

Thomas Elliott, killed December 2021, $2,500.00 reward

Winfred Jackson Jr, killed March 2020, $4,000.00 reward

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