Reward increased in death of veteran shot helping homeless man

Crime Stoppers is increasing the reward to help solve the death of an Army veteran from Gwinnett County.

Atting Eminue, 24, was walking with a friend on Pine Street in downtown Atlanta the night of Aug. 30.

Investigators say Eminue was donating shoes to a homeless man near the Peachtree Pine shelter when someone shot him.

Atlanta police interviewed witnesses on the scene and believe the shooter was Harold Dodson, 21.

"We're pretty confident that someone knows where he may lay his head at night," said APD Lt. Charles Hampton.

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Police and Eminue's family are hoping a $2,000 Crimestoppers reward will motivate someone to come forward with information about Dodson's whereabouts.

Eminue was a sergeant in the Army and served three tours in Afghanistan. He had a 4-year-old son.

"It's been tough, very tough," said Eminue's aunt, Bassey Atting Arebi.

Eminue's family, who moved from Nigeria to Gwinnett County, told Channel 2 Action News until police find Dodson, they are living in fear.

They want him arrested and want the chance to face him in court.

"I want to ask a question. I want to see him and ask him why did you do this? Why? If you could tell me why, it would give us closure," said Atting Arebi.

If anyone has any information about Eminue's death or Dodson's whereabouts, they're urged to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

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