FBI offers $5M For Information On Murder American Citizen In Yemen

WASHINGTON — The FBI Washington Field Office is offering an award of $5 million for information in connection with the murder of a U.S. citizen that took place in Yemen in 2012.

According to the field office, Joel Wesley Shrum, 29, was killed while driving to work in Ta’izz, Temen on March 18, 2012.

Two gunmen reportedly drove up to Shrum’s vehicle on a motorcycle and shot at him with AK-47s.

The 29-year-old was pronounced dead on the scene, according to authorities. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, also known as AQAP, claimed responsibility for the homicide, the FBI stated.

Shrum was employed at the International Training and Development Center at the time when he was shot down, according to the FBI. He worked as an administrator and English teacher.

He was married with two children.

Anyone with information is asked to contact their local FBI office or closest American Embassy or Consulate.

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