BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - The Broward County Sheriff's Office has named a suspect in the killing of Sgt. Chris Reyka.
Detectives say they have uncovered "powerful and compelling evidence that suggests that Shawn Labeet" may have been involved in Reyka's murder.
Reyka,51, was gunned down outside of a Pompano Beach Walgreens August 10th, 2007. He was on patrol, checking a suspicious vehicle, according to the sheriff's office.
Detectives believe Labeet was near the Walgreens on the night of the murder. They say Labeet spent many years living in Miami-Dade under the alias of Kevin Wehner.
Labeet was killed in a shootout with police Sept. 13, 2007. Labeet had shot four Miami-Dade police officers earlier that day, the sheriff's office said. Officer, Jose Somohano, was killed.
Investigators said Labeet lived for many years in Miami-Dade County using the alias of Kevin Wehner. But, he had strong ties to Broward County. They say he went to high school in Oakland Park and had friends and associates in Pompano Beach and Oakland Park. They believe he was near the Walgreens the night Sgt. Reyka was murdered.
Detectives are asking for the public's help and want more tips and say a reward of $278,225 remains.
At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, the sheriff's office said most of the evidence it has obtained could not be discussed.
Anyone with information can call the Reyka tip-line at (954) 880-3950.
Specifically they want to know who Labeet's friends and associates were, if he was ever seen with a firearm, if you saw him in a white vehicle, and what his criminal activity was in 2007 and prior.
Reyka was an 18-year veteran. He made his home in Wellington and left behind a wife and four children.