UPDATE: Increased reward for information leading to arrest in fatal shooting of former Pine Forest quarterback

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UPDATE (7/6/21) — The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is increasing their reward for any information leading to an arrest in the homicide investigation of Ladarius Clardy.

Gulf Coast Crime Stoppers, along with the assistance of the Florida Sheriffs Association Criminal Apprehension Assistance Program, is offering a reward for information leading to the identity of those responsible for the homicide up to $10,000.

“We are glad to announce the additional funds for anyone providing information as to who conducted this senseless act,” says Sheriff Chip Simmons.

If you have any information leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspects you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $10,000 by remaining anonymous and calling Crime Stoppers at 850-433-STOP.

UPDATE (5:35 p.m. 7/3/21) — Taziah Dekal McHenry and Melvin Douglas Hestle III have been located and are no longer wanted for questioning.

UPDATE (9 p.m. 7/2/21) — Nicholas Joseph Wells has been located and is no longer wanted for questioning. Taziah Dekal McHenry and Melvin Douglas Hester III are still wanted for questioning only.

Original story

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is looking to question three people in reference to the fatal shooting of former Pine Forest star quarterback Ladarius Clardy.

Deputies want to speak with Taziah Dekal McHenry, 20, Melvin Douglas Hester III, 18, and Nicholas Joseph Wells, 19.

McHenry, Hester and Wells are wanted for questioning only in reference to Clardy’s homicide that took place on July 1 at the intersection of West Fairfield Drive and Hollywood Avenue.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 850-433-STOP or the ECSO at 850-436-9620.

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