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Reward up to $5K for wanted Oxford murder suspect Chris Paten

The reward money for information leading to the arrest of an Oxford man wanted for shooting and killing a 31-year-old father of five in March has been increased to $5,000.

Lafayette County Sheriff Department Investigator Alan Wilburn said Tuesday that investigators and the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force are still actively searching for Chris Paten who disappeared after the shooting on March 9.

According to records, Kenya Jawaan “KJ” Hill was shot four times in the upper chest and head area after an argument broke out between him and Paten in the Brittany Estate apartment complex. Hill was flown to the Regional One Medical Center in Memphis where he died a week later from his injuries.

Crimestoppers of Lafayette county had offered up to $3,000 dollars and on Monday, the United States Marshal Service offered to chip in an additional $2,000 toward the reward, bringing the total reward to $5,000.

Anyone with information should call LCSD at 662-234-6421 or Crimestoppers at 662-234-8477.