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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Contact: Steve Blando, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release
Monday, October 19, 2020

ATF Offers Reward in Cold-Case Homicide

ATF, Petersburg Bureau of Police Offer $5,000, Seek the Public’s Help in Solving 15 Year-Old Crime

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Washington Field Division, today announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of person(s) responsible for the Oct. 21, 2005 homicide of DeAndre Thomas in the 100 block of Liberty Street in Petersburg, Virginia.

Almost 15 years have passed since Thomas’ murder, and the ATF, along with the Petersburg Bureau of Police are seeking the public’s help in providing new information to investigators on this cold case.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), or the Petersburg Police Major Crimes Unit at 804-732-4222 (select option #5).

Information can also be sent through ATF’s website at Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes, and regulates the firearm industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at


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