The mother of homicide victim Jeffrey Nunley, Robin Williams (right), and his sister, Lisa Nunley, make an impassioned plea to the public Wednesday morning for help in finding the killer. (Staff Photo: Jim West)
ALBANY — The mother and sister of homicide victim Jeffrey Dewayne Nunley made an impassioned plea to the public Wednesday asking for their help in providing information that could lead to the arrest of Nunley’s killer.
Nunley, 23, was gunned down May 5 in front of his home on West Whitney Avenue. The motive for the shooting is still unclear.
“Jeffrey was not into gangs,” Nunley’s mother, Robin Williams, said at a news conference at the Albany Police Department’s Law Enforcement Center. “He’d walk away from a fight. He didn’t dislike anyone and everyone liked him. We need to know what happened to Jeffrey, and why.”
Nunley’s former employer, Air Quality Service in Albany, previously offered a reward of $1,000 to anyone with information leading to the conviction of his killer. On Wednesday, the owners of the company, Al Rogers and Joe Brim, announced they were doubling that reward to $2,000.
Rogers said that Nunley was a good, dependable employee. Rogers said he was certain that Nunley was not involved with drugs or criminal activities.
“We’re doing this for Jeffrey,” Rogers said, but we’re doing it for the community too. It just seems this keeps happening over and over and over. Albany can go back to being the good life city, but we’re going to have make it happen. We have to stop our young people from killing each other.”
“We all have children who want to grow up in this city,” Brim added, “and we need to do something to turn it around. Those of you who know something, please give justice for Jeff and his family. All of you who knew him know he didn’t deserve this.”
“We need help with finding my brother’s killer,” said Lisa Nunley, Jeffrey Nunley’s sister. “(The killer) is still out there, and we need the public to help us. If anyone knows anything, would you please come forward?”
Police Cpl. Terrence Bryant said that while there were “persons of interest” in the homicide investigation, more solid information was needed before moving forward with criminal charges.
Anyone with information regarding the circumstances of Nunley’s death or his possible killer can call the Albany Police Department at (229) 431- 2100 or Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-8477 to give information anonymously for a possible reward.