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* Gilroy Police Offer Reward To Help Catch Bar Homicide Suspect Who Shot Andres Manriquez Cebreros From Aloha Club at 7287 Monterey St.

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The Gilroy Police Department is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who fatally shot a man playing pool in a bar earlier this month, a sergeant said today.The reward is being offered through the national anonymous crime reporting service WeTip Inc., which provides a venue for those with information about a crime to share it with authorities without identifying themselves, according to Gilroy police Sgt. Jim Jillio.The April 14 homicide is the first crime the Gilroy Police Department has used the service for, Jillio said.Andres Manriquez Cebreros was fatally shot while playing pool at the Aloha Club at 7287 Monterey St. around 8:35 p.m., according to Jillio.Police have released a sketch of the suspect based on witness accounts.Calls to WeTip are answered with the immediate offer to not give the caller’s name, according to Jillio.”They answer the phone and say, ‘Don’t give me your name; how can I help you?'” Jillio said.Once the caller provides the agency with a tip, the caller then receives a number and if the suspect is convicted the caller picks up the reward at a post office. The caller’s name will never be revealed or even known to police, according to Jillio.

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