Crime Stoppers of Michigan is offering up to $2,500 for tips in a shooting last fall on Detroit’s east side that left a bystander dead.

Paul Ross was sitting in a 1969 Delta 88 while his nephew filled it about 9 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Sunoco gas station in the 9700 block of Van Dyke while two men fought in the street nearby, investigators said in a statement.

Someone started firing shots, and a stray bullet hit Ross, according to the release.

The 35-year-old Ford Motor Co. line worker and father of three was rushed to a hospital but died the next day.

If Crime Stoppers receives a tip leading to an arrest by midnight Thursday, the group plans to add $1,000 to the reward.

Anyone with information can anonymously reach Crime Stoppers at 1-800 SPEAK-UP or through

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