LAUDERDALE LAKES (CBSMiami) — Authorities have raised the award for information leading to an arrest in a 2012 Lauderdale Lakes murder.
The award is now up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of Marquel McCormes’ killer or killers.
The reward was raised from $3,000 to the new amount after concerned citizens in Broward County offered the extra reward money.
During a news conference on Tuesday, his father, mother and sister plead for the public’s help and for someone who knows something about the case to come forward.
“I truly miss my son. Every day, every night about 2, 3 o’clock in the morning I just wake up, just like a set time thinking about him and I do I believe that we will find out who did this to my son,” said his mother Joanne Mobley.
Marquel McCormes, known as “Quel” to his friends, was a popular, well-liked guy and by all accounts had no real enemies. But in the early morning hours of September 1, 2012, he was gunned down. The sound of that fatal gunshot was captured on surveillance video.
He was hit in the back while running into a friend’s house in Lauderdale Lakes just before 4 a.m.
Deputies believe he had seen something or someone who scared him.
“This may have been a robbery gone wrong. We also have information to believe that there may be multiple persons involved in this case. Although we are not ruling out any motive at this time, we are seeking the public’s help in this case,” said Det. Kevin Forsberg with the Broward Sheriffs Office.
Investigators said Quel was at Club FME in Lauderdale Lakes before he was shot. Detectives said no one reported any run-ins or trouble.
If you have any information on the murder, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.
“We as a family would like anyone with any information please, let someone know,” said his father Bernard McCormes.
“The person that’s out there, they will be caught because I believe it by faith that it will happen,” said Mobley.