Police departments throughout the Northeast are helping Clayton officers track down a teenager linked to a December shooting.
The search for Cortaz Quemel Lucas Jr., 17, started shortly after police found 28-year-old Robert Horton lying shot on the floor of his mobile home on Dec. 28. Detectives think Lucas shot Horton, who died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.
The New York and Philadelphia police departments are now on the lookout for Lucas, in addition to FBI agents in those two states, said Clayton police spokeswoman Stacy Beard.
The Clayton Police Department is offering a cash reward up to $1,000 for information leading Lucas’ arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jason Linder at 919-553-0158, or call CrimeStoppers at 919-359-8479. Callers can remain anonymous, and the calls are not recorded.
Detectives say Lucas and Horton knew each other and believe a family or domestic-related incident led to the shooting.
Lucas has a juvenile record and was wanted at the time of the shooting for violating probation stemming from charges of assault inflicting serious injury and second-degree trespassing. He’s had several Clayton addresses in recent years, including his most recent at 114 Dennis Way.