NYPD offers $10K reward for info in May shooting death of Claudia Quaatey, 16
The New York Police Department (NYPD) is offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who can help solve the murder of 16-year-old Claudia Quaatey. The teenager was fatally shot while sitting in an SUV parked near Locust Manor Park in St. Albans, Queens, on May 10th. The reward comes as CrimeStoppers offers $3,500 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of those responsible for the murder. The NYPD will offer an additional $6,500 upon arrest and conviction.
Quaatey, a Queens High School of Teaching sophomore, was hit in the head by multiple 9mm rounds and spent time on life support before succumbing to her injuries, according to her family. Witnesses reported that three gunmen fired shots into the SUV before running off and remaining on the loose. The police later released surveillance footage of three suspects believed to have opened fire in an apparent gang-related dispute.
No arrest has been made thus far, and the NYPD is urging the public to come forward with information about the case. Benita Bortey, the deceased’s aunt, stated that the family is looking to the NYPD for answers. She called on individuals who were in the park at the time of the shooting to come forward, insisting that someone must have information that could help catch her killer.
The slain teenager’s father, Albert Quaatey, 65, told The Post that his daughter dreamed of becoming a nurse and liked to braid hair for her friends. Claudia was on her way to do just that when the shooting occurred. “Usually I tell her, school days, I don’t want her going out,” her father said. “It wasn’t late, but still. They always called me old-school, but there are these kinds of problems. Too many younger people are being killed. I tried, but how much can you do?”
Q: What is the reward amount for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Claudia Quaatey’s killer?
A: The NYPD is offering a $10,000 reward, with $3,500 provided by CrimeStoppers for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the perpetrator and an additional $6,500 upon arrest and conviction.
Q: When did the shooting occur?
A: The shooting took place on May 10th.
Q: Was Claudia Quaatey the intended target of the shooting?
A: It is currently unclear whether Quaatey was the intended target or not.
Q: Are there any suspects in the case?
A: Law enforcement sources have released surveillance footage of three suspects believed to have opened fire, but no arrests have been made as of yet.
Q: How can the public help with the investigation?
A: The NYPD is urging anyone with information about the case to come forward by calling CrimeStoppers at 800-577-TIPS or visiting the CrimeStoppers website. All calls and information will be kept confidential.
$10K reward offered by NYPD for any information regarding the May shooting that led to the death of Claudia Quaatey, aged 16.
The New York Police Department is offering a reward of $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction on the murder of Claudia Quaatey, a 16-year-old girl who was shot to death near a Queens playground in May. The NYPD has offered an additional $6,500 upon arrest and conviction and CrimeStoppers has offered a $3,500 reward. Quaatey was shot in the head while sitting in an SUV parked near Locust Manor Park in St. Albans, having just settled a dispute with a group of girls. Witnesses are being asked to come forward with any information they may have that can help with the investigation into the murder. While police are unsure whether a previous fight was related to the shooting, they released footage of three suspects who are believed to have opened fire.