FBI Increases Reward To Try To Find Man Connected To 2002 Murder In Washington State

SEATTLE (AP) – The FBI has boosted a reward to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted in a slaying in Washington state nearly two decades ago.

Authorities in Pierce County said Liban Abdulkadir Sheikh shot Ricky Sinclair six times in Lakewood in November 2002 to punish Sinclair for intervening in a domestic disturbance involving Shiekh’s friend.

Sheik was charged with first-degree murder and assault for shooting and wounding his friend’s former girlfriend.

The FBI says Sheikh is a 43-year-old Somali national and has been a fugitive since the shootings.

The agency’s Seattle field office announced Thursday it had increased the reward for his arrest from $2,500 to $20,000.

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