Williams: Reward offered in elderly couple's shooting

The manhunt for those responsible in Saturday's shooting of an elderly couple is expected to heat up today.

Mayor Jay Williams told The Vindicator today: "I intend to issue a 'notice of reward' for information leading to an arrest/conviction [in the case of Thomas J. Repchic, 75, and his wife, Jacqueline] in a few hours."

The Repchics were shot during a drive-by Saturday afternoon on the city’s South Side. Thomas Repchic was killed; his wife, Jacqueline, 74, was shot in the lower part of her body and taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center. Just before the shooting, the couple left nearby St. Dominic Church, 77 E. Lucius Ave., where they are members.

Saturday’s killing is the 17th homicide to occur in the city this year, less than a week after the murder of Vivian Martin, a Realtor who was strangled, then burned in a Nelson Avenue home last Monday.

Police had no suspects as of late Saturday. Anyone with information is asked to call the Youngstown police non-emergency number at 330-742-7911.

For more details of this developing story, read Monday's Vindicator or watch Vindy.com.

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