Family Offers Reward For Dunwoody Man's Murder

4:36 PM, Nov 23, 2010   |    comments
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  • Rusty Sneiderman
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  • A police sketch of the Dunwoody Prep shooting suspect.
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  • DUNWOODY, GA -- Rusty Sneiderman's murder was planned. That's what Dunwoody police are saying about the shooting death outside a pre-school. Sneiderman's family made passionate plea for help to find out who killed Rusty and why.

    In a heart wrenching news conference at Dunwoody Police Headquarters, Steven Sneiderman made asked the public for help. "My brother was murdered, no one should have to fact that," he said. "Our family is devastated."

    Rusty Sneiderman dropped his two year old son off at preschool in Dunwoody Village last Thursday when police say a man walked up to him and started shooting. Dunwoody Police Chief Billy Grogan said no words were exchanged. "This case appears to be a cold and calculated murder, it does not appear to be random in nature," he said. "The victim was shot multiple times in what appears to be point blank range."

    Sneiderman's brother said it has changed his family's life. "My sister in law has had an entire lifetime of dreams ripped from her," he said. "Our whole family has lost its brightest light and we don't know why."

    A sketch of the suspect was released Friday, a day after the shooting. And on Monday police gave a better description of the vehicle the killer drove. A witness said it was a newer model silver Dodge Caravan.

    Police are asking anyone who may have seen the vehicle within an hour or two of the shooting to come forward. Chief Grogan said they don't know why someone wanted Sneiderman dead. His brother said the family has no clue. "That's what is so hard to understand," he said. "To know my brother was to love my brother."

    Steven Sneiderman said the family is begging for help. "We need your help desperately, any information, anything at all could help," he said.

    The family is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Rusty's killer. Dunwoody Police are asking anyone with information to call Detective Andrew Thompson at 678-382-6921.

    Crime Stoppers Atlanta is offering up to another $2,000. Call them with information at 404-577-TIPS (8477).


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