SHELTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Sunday marks one year since 15-year-old Kristjan Ndoj died after being shot in the driveway of his friend’s home.
“Kristjan never got into any trouble. He was a good boy,” said family attorney Michael Boynton. “The people at the high school said the same thing. They can’t imagine why anyone would want to hurt their son.”
He says it’s difficult for the family to heal without an arrest.
“They’re hanging in as well as can be expected, but it’s something that haunts them everyday,” said Boynton.
Back in July, state police offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person who pulled the trigger.
“Is it someone familiar with that area? Is it someone familiar with that neighborhood? Certainly those are questions that we are asking, and we’ve talked to a number of witnesses,” said Connecticut State Police spokesperson Lt. J. Paul Vance.
“There is somebody out there we’re sure, or we believe, can provide us with that to move this case to the next level,” said Lt. Vance.
That’s also what the family is hoping for, as Boynton says he met with a relative Thursday. They’re thinking about raising money in order to boost the reward.
“It’s too dense an area. The houses are too close together,” said Boynton. “It’s a very close area of Shelton and they think it’s virtually impossible for somebody not to know something.”
All tips can be given to police anonymously at 1 (800) 842-0200 or (860) 685-8190.