Family, police offer reward in shooting death

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By Jenny Hartley

The family of Harry Frazier Jr. wants answers about his death, and they're hoping a reward will encourage someone to come forward.

Frazier's family is offering a $500 reward for information about his murder. The Lancaster Police Department is adding another $250 to that, Capt. Harlean Howard said.

Frazier, 31, was shot and killed sometime between May 14 and 15 at his home on Arch Street in front of the Lancaster Police Department.

Frazier was found lying on his kitchen floor by a cousin who had come to his home for a haircut.

Frazier had been shot several times.

Authorities said it didn't appear that anything in the home had been disturbed.

Investigators found a few shell casings on the floor and a bullet hole in the back screen door.

Frazier was trained as a barber, and worked with irrigation systems in Ballantyne.

Despite investigators' efforts, finding leads in the case has been difficult, Howard said.

"We are fervently following up on the case," Howard said. "We just want to encourage citizens to call, no matter how slight they think their information is."

Frazier's sister, Penny Harris, said the family is having a hard time coping with his death, especially because they dont know who killed him.

"Every day goes by, we cry," Harris said.

She said the family urges anybody with information to come forward so they can put closure to Frazier's death. The ordeal has affected his mother the most, Harris said.

"We are sticking together and praying more now," she said. "We're not only praying for my brother, we're praying for the person who did it."

Anyone with information about Frazier's murder may call the Lancaster Police Department at 283-1171.

Contact senior reporter Jenny Hartley at jhartley@thelancasternews.com or at (803) 283-1151

Reporter Jesef Williams contributed to this report