Mother hopes $55,000 reward will bring son's killer to justice

Randall Perkins shot, killed near UTSA in 2012

SAN ANTONIO - It has been almost five years since Kandy Perkins saw her son alive.

“Everyone loved him,” she said.

Friday will mark the anniversary of her son’s death. Randall Perkins, 20, was at a party in an apartment complex near the University of Texas at San Antonio when a gunman or gunmen opened fire.

Police have said the shots rang out when the men were not allowed into the party.

"It's tiresome. It's, you know, it can drain you,” Perkins said. “It can do a whole lot of things to you, but you know, I've always been a fighter for my kids."

Perkins said her son had dreams of becoming a sports broadcaster.

While time has passed, the desire to see her son’s killer brought to justice has not.

The Perkins family is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. Crime Stoppers is also offering $5,000.

Perkins said her son was shot while trying to leave to the Aspen Heights Apartments.

Not long after his death, police did make an arrest, however, in 2014 then-District Attorney Susan Reed dropped charges citing a lack of witnesses.

The family said they now hope D.A. Nico LaHood will reopen the case -- a spokesperson for the office said they have met with the family and are re-examining the evidence.

"Hopefully they're older. Maybe some of them have married,” Perkins said. “Maybe some have their own children, and I still think that there is a lot more out there."

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 210-224-7867.

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