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GARLAND, Texas — A reward up to $5,000 is being offered for information in a murder case to identify a pickup truck and driver who fatally struck a man in a field in Garland on Monday morning.

Just before 7 a.m.,on Monday, May 18, 2020, the Garland Police Department responded to a 911 call about a deceased man in an open field in the the 600 block of Stroud Lane — adjacent Mesquite ISD's Price Elementary School, which is located in the city limits of Garland.

The man was identified by police as 31-year-old Charlie Williams III.

"Based on the investigation, detectives learned Williams was in the field near an alley between Stroud Lane and Grinnell Drive around midnight," stated the department on Monday afternoon. "Detectives recovered video showing a truck travel southeast through the alley, enter the grass field, strike Williams, and then flee the area."

Police are searching for a pickup truck that likely has damage to its front end. Additionally, police are asking anyone with surveillance video in the area, between the hours of 11:30 p.m. on May 17, until 12:30 a.m. on May 18, to review their footage.

Williams’ death is being investigated as a murder, according to the department.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Garland Police Department at (972) 485-4840.

Additionally, tipsters may remain anonymous and eligible for a reward up to $5,000 if the information leads to an arrest or grand jury indictment by contacting the Garland Crimes Stoppers at (972) 272-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.garlandcrimestoppers.org.

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