DeKalb County

$15,000 reward being offered after man visiting Brookhaven killed by stray bullet while sleeping

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. — Police are continuing the search for the people responsible for a shooting that led to the death of Dr. Matthew Willson.

Willson was visiting his girlfriend in Brookhaven from England when gunshots rang out and stray bullet struck him in the head as he slept, police say.

He was just three days into a three-month trip to the metro Atlanta area.

Willson’s sister told Channel 2′s Matt Johnson they’re worried the shooters may not even know the consequences of their actions.

“They were just shooting a gun for fun. And they don’t even know that they’ve taken such a beautiful person from us,” his sister said.


Police now say that anyone with information that could point them to the people responsible could be eligible for a reward of up to $15,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or Brookhaven police at 404-637-0636.

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