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$10K reward offered in deadly Vegas road shooting

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A bullet hole was left on a passenger side door after three-vehicle crash on Jan. 21, 2014. (FOX5) A bullet hole was left on a passenger side door after three-vehicle crash on Jan. 21, 2014. (FOX5)
Emergency vehicles on the scene of a three-car crash and shooting on Tropicana Avenue on Jan. 21, 2014, in this viewer-submitted image. (FOX5 Report It) Emergency vehicles on the scene of a three-car crash and shooting on Tropicana Avenue on Jan. 21, 2014, in this viewer-submitted image. (FOX5 Report It)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

The family of a man who died after being shot inside a vehicle in Las Vegas said a reward is being offered for information leading to the suspect.

The family of Cleottus Harvey is offering $10,000 for the capture of the person who shot at the man's vehicle on Jan. 21.

So far, police believe it may have been fueled by road rage. There were no suspects identified yet.

Metro police on Wednesday afternoon called a press conference to renew a plea with the public to come forward with information.

The 26-year-old victim was a father of two toddlers, who were in the backseat of his car when he was fatally shot. Police said that at this point the shooting appears to have been random.

The shooting took place on the afternoon of Jan. 21 on Tropicana Avenue near Rainbow Boulevard. Harvey was shot in the chest and then crashed into two vehicles. He was pronounced dead at University Medical Center.

Harvey's family is highly emotional and can't believe this much time has passed without a witness coming forward.

"He never called me by my first name, he always called me Mr. Thomas. Even after I pleaded with him, you can call me David, he said, ‘No, I'm sorry. That's just the way I was raised,'" said David Thomas, who is the grandfather of Harvey's children and would have been his father-in-law this year.

"Cleo was a good man. Loved his kids to death," said friend Jerome Lowe.

Lowe had been friends with Harvey for six years. He said Harvey worked as a security guard at a hospital.

"He always had me laughing. [He was] very fun, liked to go out, stuff like that. Cleo was a very fun individual to be around," Lowe said.

Police have only described the shooter's vehicle as a dark colored compact car. Harvey exchanged words with the gunman moments before the shooting.

"That individual produced a handgun and fired rounds into Mr. Harvey's vehicle," Metro's Lt. Ray Steiber said.

"Looking at the car and seeing a bullet hole in the window right next to my granddaughter's head, that's unnerving," Thomas said.

Police are positive someone saw something.

"Look behind me. There are hundreds of vehicles that are out here at this very moment. This is almost the exact time when the occurrence actually happened," Steiber said, speaking at the intersection of Tropicana and Rainbow.

Lowe said his friend deserves justice.

"This man died for nothing. A good man died for nothing. Good men don't need to die like that," he said.

Police said they have reviewed video surveillance from nearby businesses but so far haven't located anything useful.

If you have any information, you're urged to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-555. You may also leave information online at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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