DETROIT (WWJ) – A $2,500 reward is now being offered in the case of a young woman who was murdered last month in Detroit.
Police say 21-year-old Jacqueline Draggs died of multiple gunshot wounds early in the morning of Saturday, Aug. 13, in the 20000-block of Barlow St. between Collingham Dr. and Bringard Dr. on the city’s east side.
Neighbors called 911 to report hearing gunshots and a woman screaming, followed by a single shot and then silence. Officers responded to the scene just before 4 a.m. and found Draggs, in the backyard of a vacant home near the garage.
She was declared dead at the scene, just down the street from another shooting the previous night.
Commenting on an online obituary, a coworker Timiki Chandler wrote: “She was so full of life and had goals. She will truly be missed. I have the whole family in my deepest prayers.” Photos on Draggs’ Facebook page show she was excited to have attended her very first Tigers game the week before she was murdered.
Police have said they have few clues in the case. More information is expected to be released at a news conference on Thursday.
Anyone who knows anything that may be able to help investigators is asked to call the anonymous tip line at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Tips may also be submitted online at this link, or by texting CSM and the tip to CRIMES (2746370). The $2,500 cash reward will be paid upon an arrest and conviction.