Greg Thomas was shot to death near his mother’s home on Jan. 1, 2012. More than a year later, Deputy Chief Adam Radzimirski, who oversees the detective bureau, speaks to Greg’s mother Gloristine almost every week.

“She’s frustrated and I understand that. We’re frustrated,” said Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr. “Detectives have a clear idea of what happened that morning but we need the public’s help to get the investigation to the next level. The family deserves justice and the community deserves peace. A killer walks among us and he needs to be held accountable.” Thomas, 26, was fatally shot at about 3:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day in the 1300 block of Howard Avenue. He had been walking with his girlfriend. Words were exchanged between Thomas and the occupants of a car. A few minutes later, the car drove past and shots were fired. Thomas was wounded and later was pronounced dead at the hospital. Gloristine found her son on her front porch.

“A family lost a son,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “He was the youngest of nine children. He was an uncle. And he was loved. He was taken from his family and our community for no reason. The police department hasn’t given up. Now we need the public to step forward.” Detectives are seeking the public’s help in arresting his killer. This will be the first in an ongoing initiative by the department to generate new information in unsolved cases. The department will collaborate with victims’ families and the community to highlight these “cold cases” in hopes that witnesses will come forward and help families find closure. “These cases are not being put into a drawer and forgotten. I know Detective Martin Heanue hasn’t forgotten about this case and neither should the community. We need the community’s help,” said Deputy Chief Radzimirski.

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By Stephen Krauchick

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