Reward Offered in Minnesota Murder of Metro Man

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Reward Offered in Minnesota Murder of Metro Man

By Jake Wasikowski. CREATED Jul 17, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Police in Minnesota want to gather new witnesses in the murder case of a metro man.

Mankato police recently announced a $10,000 reward for information regarding the April shooting of Omaha resident Poth Acouth.

Three other people were also injured in the shooting that took place during a Sudanese cultural event at the Kato Ballroom.

Investigators say the shooting was not random and that several people witnessed it.

“We believe there are people who can help solve this case quickly and help bring closure to the Acouth family,” Detective Commander Deb McDermott said in a statement.

The 22-year-old was a South Omaha High School graduate and was attending Iowa Western Community College.  He started a basketball program for South Sudanese kids, where he mentored many of them.

"It's been pretty tough.  Each day that goes by it gets tougher and tougher but as they say with time it heals, but the time is just not here yet.  It is tough," said Mabior Acouth, Poth's brother. "We're trying to focus on finding the person and finding an answer."

Police hope the reward will encourage someone to come forward with information.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension tipline at (877) 966-6222, or email

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