The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the cold case murder of a 12-year-old. Badraldeen Mohamad Elwaseem, age 12, was shot and killed in Buffalo on April 6, 2019, around 8:30 pm. Sadly, he was in his own home when he was shot. Badraldeen was in the kitchen of the apartment he lived in when he was hit by a stray bullet.

If you have any information that could help the FBI solve his case, please call (716) 856-7800 or visit


Unfortunately, there are many unsolved homicides in Buffalo. Take a look at some other cold cases below that have rewards also.

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Police In Buffalo Offering Rewards For Information In These 10 Cases

Crime Stoppers WNY is offering rewards to help apprehend suspects in these 10 cases. Information can be submitted anonymously by calling 716-867-6161 (although you probably won't be able to claim the reward) or through the "Buffalo Tips" app or by visiting Crime Stoppers website.

**Each person who is wanted is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

1. Homicide Victim: Ronald Evans
Reward: $7,500

Crime Stoppers WNY is offering a reward of up to $7,500 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) who killed Ronald Evans. He was murdered in 2010 on Chelsea Place.

2. Homicide Victim: Mylik Johnson
Reward: $7,500

A reward of up to $7,500 for information in the homicide of Mylik Johnson is being nominated. Mylik Johnson was killed on September 26, 2022, on Esser Avenue in the City Buffalo.

3. Suspect Wanted: Tyler Magee
Reward: $2,500

Tyler Magee is wanted in Erie, Pennsylvania for attempted murder/aggravated assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He is considered armed and dangerous.

4. Homicide Victim: Columbus Brooks
Reward: $7,500

Crime Stoppers WNY is offering a reward of up to $7,500 leading to the person(s) who are responsible for the murder of Columbus Brooks on Woodlawn Avenue in the City of Buffalo on July 5, 2023.

5. Wanted: Unknown Suspect
Reward: $2,500

Crime Stoppers WNY is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of the person responsible for stealing from 2918 Main Street in the City of Buffalo. The suspect is wanted in connection to multiple thefts of plants worth more than $2,000.

6. Homicide Victim: Brandon Carmichael
Reward: $7,500

Brandon Carmichael was killed on April 9, 2021, on Freund Street in Buffalo.

7. Homicide Victim: Jacquette Holley
Reward: $7,500

Jacquette Holley was killed on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo on May 27, 2023.

8. Wanted: Juan Ubiles
Reward: $2,000

Juan Ubiles, who is 38-year-old, is considered dangerous. He is wanted for Murder in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree.

9. Homicide Victim: Andrew Spears
Reward: $7,500

Crime Stoppers WNY is offering a reward of up to $7,500 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of the person(s) responsible for the homicide of Andrew Spears. On June 9, 2023, Andrew Spears was killed on Baynes Street in the City of Buffalo.

10. Homicide Victim: Malik Strong
Reward: $7,500

Malik Strong was killed on Busti Avenue in Buffalo on November 27, 2022.

9 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- August 2023

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 8/01/2023:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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