ICYMI: $20,000 Reward Offered for Information Bernell on Trammell’s Murder

[Madison, WI] – In case you missed it, anonymous donors stepped forward to offer a $20,000 reward for anyone who comes forward to authorities with information related to the suspect of Bernell Trammell’s murder.

The donors came forward after hearing about Bernell Trammell’s murder on the Ingraham Angle on Fox News Channel after Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman, Andrew Hitt, called for a federal investigation into Bernell Trammell’s murder. 

Trammell was murdered outside his storefront in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood on Thursday, July 23. Police released photos of the suspect in Trammell’s murder who is described as a man in his 30s, 6 feet tall, 200 pounds with a distinct outfit, bicycle and gait. 

Anyone with information about Trammell’s murder should call the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-935-7360 or Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.

Read the full write-up below.

$20,000 reward offered for information on suspect in Bernell Trammell’s homicide
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sophie Carson
August 6, 2020

Anonymous donors, working with the nonprofit Milwaukee Crime Stoppers, have posted a $20,000 reward for information in the shooting death of well-known Riverwest resident Bernell Trammell.

Trammell, 60, was shot and killed about 12:30 p.m. July 23 outside his Riverwest office in the 900 block of East Wright Street.

Police have released photos of a man on a bicycle they say is a suspect in the shooting.

Witnesses said the suspect is a man in his 30s, about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He was last seen riding a black bicycle and wearing a white and red baseball cap, a black face mask, a black and red long-sleeve shirt with white lettering on the front, light-colored pants, black socks and white shoes, police said.

“This was an execution,” Milwaukee police Capt. Craig Sarnow told WDJT-TV, which partners with Milwaukee Crime Stoppers to feature a crime of the week on its news programs.

“He walked up behind somebody, he was approximately six to eight feet away, approaches him from the back, and then fires several rounds in his direction, killing him and then just walking away. I mean, it was an execution-style homicide,” Sarnow said.

Sarnow said the man has a distinct outfit, bicycle and gait and urged anyone who knows him to come forward.

The swell of support grew after prominent conservatives, including Andrew Hitt, chair of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, called on federal prosecutors to investigate Trammell’s death over suspicion someone killed him over his politics.

Trammell supported President Donald Trump as well as Democratic state Sen. Lena Taylor and the Black Lives Matter movement and engaged passersby in conversation.

An anonymous donor from Wisconsin saw Hitt appear on Fox News pundit Laura Ingraham’s show last week and offered to donate $10,000 to fund a reward, Hitt said.

Then a group from out of state also came forward pledging $10,000. The donors then got connected with Crime Stoppers.

“I hope it does bring somebody forward that has some information on it,” Hitt said.