The killing of a Dunwoody man in front of a preschool on Nov. 18 was “cold and calculated,” police said during a press conference Nov. 22. A $12,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.
Russell Sneiderman, 36, was gunned down at point-blank range after dropping his child off at Dunwoody Prep, a private preschool located at 5493 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road.
The Sneiderman family announced that it is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the gunman. This is added to a Crimestoppers reward of up to $2,000.
“The whole family has lost its brightest light and we don’t know why,” said Steve Sneiderman, the victim’s brother.
Dunwoody Police Chief Billy Grogan said the Dunwoody community was shocked when it learned Sneiderman “was gunned down in the heart of the community.” The police department does not have any significant leads and needs the public’s help, Grogan said.
“Some people have information but tend to discount the information,” Grogan said. “Let us do the checking.”
Police said that while Sneiderman was getting into his car to leave, the gunman approached him and fired several shots, striking Sneiderman multiple times. Grogan said there did not appear to have been any exchange of words between the two.
Witnesses told police the suspect fled the scene in a silver Dodge Caravan with no license plate. The vehicle was last seen traveling westbound on Mt. Vernon Parkway. Neither the vehicle nor the suspect was captured on any surveillance video in the area, Grogan said.
Police said there were several witnesses and the suspect is described as a White male, in his 30s, approximately 5-foot-10. He was wearing a hoodie or stocking cap. The suspect is described as having a beard, although police said it is possible that it was fake.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Andrew Thompson at (678) 382-6921.
Please check the Dec. 2 issue of The Champion for more coverage of this story.