Norwalk Police Offer $50,000 Reward In Double Murder

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Norwalk police are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderers of Iroquois Alston and Rickita Smalls. The two were shot to death on Avenue B in August, 2011. Photo Credit: Alfred Branch

NORWALK, Conn. – Anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderers of Iroquois Alston and Rickita Smalls could receive a $50,000 reward, the Norwalk Police Department announced Thursday.

Bridgeport residents Alston, 27, and Smalls, 22, were shot to death on Aug. 6, 2011, while sitting in a car on Avenue B in Norwalk.

Norwalk police and State’s Attorney David Cohen requested Gov. Dannel Malloy establish the reward, which the governor approved.

“I am very pleased that both State’s Attorney Cohen and the Governor are supporting our request,” Kulhawik said in a statement. “We hope that this reward will lead to information that will allow us to bring those persons responsible for this crime to justice.”

Anyone with information has several options to contact the department. They can call the police tip line at 203-854-3111, or they can send an e-mail through the department’s website. They can also send a text with NPD in the text field to CRIMES (274637).

“This reward is another tool to help detectives further their investigation,” Cohen said in a statement. “I am thankful the governor has approved this request, and I join the chief in asking those with information to come forward.”

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msbabzi:

@Latiya I'm not saying it's OK for ANYTHING to happen like this. You are correct in saying "Parents are their kids first teacher" Obviously, most parents unfortunately, these days SUCK and don't care about their children which is why things like this happen. When I was a child, I was afraid of embarrassing or disrespecting my parents to do outrageous things like the kids today. My parents raised me PROPER with RESPECT and MORALS!!! I never thought of even hurting someone else, let alone killing them!!! Kids today have NO MORALS nor RESPECT and it's their parents fault!! This is where my comment about staying in your own place and killing each other comes. Why come by our homes, who teach the children right from wrong? Stay in your own surroundings/place. Because unfortunate again.. but these kids don't know any better so they will just continue teaching their kids the same. And so on and so on, further through the generations.

I watched that mother scream and cry watching them take her daughter out of the car. If that mother had taught her daughter RESPECT and MORALS... maybe her daughter would be alive today. WHY was her child sitting in a car on the corner in a neighborhood where she didn't belong? THREE TOWNS AWAY??? And maybe I shouldn't use the word "belong"... but NO ONE in the neighborhood claims to know either of them. So WHY were they here??

And I DO raise my children the SAME way I was raised and they are turning out just fine. They will be productive citizens - not drug dealing losers with guns.

So before you threaten people with your comment of "Sometimes within our OWN homes so be real careful of the things you to say." maybe YOU need to look at YOUR extended families! My children will be productive, social, successful members of society!!!!!

Latiya:

Threat???! I wouldnt ever who am i to judge??? My Parents raised me morals, respect, and dignity!!! And i must say i turned out fairly well within society and i know for a fact my son will do just as well...CYCLES are VISCOUS...these days in age babies are having babies so they have not enough character or have lived their own lives to be trying to instill let alone try to understand how to raise a kid with HUMANITY!!! all i was trying to say is YOU CAN NOT BLAME THE PARENTS!!! who is the blame for the man killing all the people in the Bat Man premier??? whos the blame as i stated for the man killing akk the kids at Sandy HOOk?? when you riddle me this, then you can state this "Kids today have NO MORALS nor RESPECT and it's their parents fault!!" DONT BLAME THE PARENTS.....how dare you state "I watched that mother scream and cry watching them take her daughter out of the car. If that mother had taught her daughter RESPECT and MORALS... maybe her daughter would be alive today." You have no clue how that child was raised. maybe the mom did try to instill the proper values of life and the kid rebelled. you seem like a very well manered lady im just really SURPRISED of your statements. im glad "YOUR" children will turn out fine within the society and i pray to GOD my son does as well. Im raising him to the BEST of my ability with hope and prayer that he doesent choose nor take the wrong road in life, but SHIT it happens!!!! not only in urban areas but the suburban ones as well.....i meant no harm when i stated "WITHIN OUR OWN HOMES" and i was not implying within your, you just read to deep into it. what i meant by that is sometimes no matter how we raised our kiuds they are going to do what they want. I wanna tell you some things about your neighborhood in reference to drug dealers and users, but because you think its so "GRAND" ill let you continue to enjoy it!!!! just know like I said VIOLENCE is EVERYWHERE and so is DRUGS and just because people in the neighborhood is saying they dont know the victims you would be very surprised....

The Norwalk Truth:

If the NPD actually cared this would have been put in place a year ago. I have seen rewards take mere days to be put in place when a real police department is involved.

Tim T:

WOW
The NPD waited a whole year and a half to do this..Anyone that knows anything knows the longer a crime goes unsolved the less likely it is to get solved...Well maybe they wanted to keep that perfect record of no crimes solved..Maybe just Maybe they had other priorities in that year and a half like overtime at construction sites.

Latiya:

I meant the man who kiklked them innocent people in Sandy Hook Elementary School was okay????

Latiya:

@msbabzi Im very surprised at your comment which stated "Stay in your own neighborhoods. Kill each other - not thos eof us that work and try to bring our children up in pleasant neighborhoods that care about each other and our surroundings."...... i guess you feel as if it was okay for the man who killed them innocent peole to kill them because he was in his neighborhood hey???? Parents are their kids first teacher and with the statement you made im not sure if you should be raising any??!! VIOLENCE IS EVERYWHERE!!! Sometimes within our OWN homes so be real careful of the things you to say.

sononeknows:

if memory serves this isn't Toms fault just those other two Harry and Dick.

No sense in spelling out the problems that morning Broad River spells out the rest very well.

Just maybe a secured crime scene would of helped back then,help from the State Police was a little too late another fact that keeps evading publication.But its getting better thay are almost solving crime nowadays.

Why a reward for this and not other crimes since that shooting simply keeps the same old shell game going.Hasn't Norwalk had enough of this silly a$$ leadership the Mayor is providing?

Tim T:

Sono
Tom was deputy chief at the time..

msbabzi:

This happened not 50 yards from our front door. Funny how time flies. Lots of nasty play in our area that summer. Lots of shots fired. However, this past summer (2012) its been quiet again.

I too, think it was a drug deal gone bad. you never know who your neighbors actually are and what they do behind closed doors.

Those kids had no reason to be where they were in the first place, to be shot. Apparently no one in the neighborhood new them. They were just parked on the corner. Doing/buying/selling. Either way, they shouldn't have been there. No reason. Stay in your own neighborhoods. Kill each other - not thos eof us that work and try to bring our children up in pleasant neighborhoods that care about each other and our surroundings.

If they would have stayed in Bridgeport where they were from, they'd probably still be alive today.

Paige:

I wish them the very best in this effort, but sadly, it looked like drug deal murders and those are incredibly hard to close.

Tim T:

Pagie
Once again you are wrong
Professional successful police departments which Norwalk is not solve these types of crimes everyday.

Broad River:

On Dec. 21, 2001, he was convicted of second-degree conspiracy to commit robbery and "sale of hallucinogenic/narcotic." He was also guilty of a misdemeanor, use of a motor vehicle without permission. He was sentenced to Five years in jail. That sentence was suspended after two years, and he was given three years of probation.

Alston had a record in Fairfield: On Oct. 3, 2004, he was convicted of first-degree robbery, deadly weapon, criminal possession of a firearm/defensive weapon and first-degree larceny. He was sentenced to Eight years in jail.

Alston was a felon with a record at Stamford Superior Court. On Jan 7, 2005, he was convicted of "sale of certain illegal drugs" and first-degree violation of probation/failure to appear. He was sentenced to Seven years in jail.

It appears as though, if he served his just one full term he'd never would have been there to be shot in the summer of 11.

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