The family of a slain West Ashley teenager has set up a fund to increase the reward money for tips on his death.

Malcolm Jefferson was fatally shot Oct. 8, on his 18th birthday, as he stood outside a house on Forbes Avenue. A suspect has not been identified.

Crime Stoppers has been offering a $1,000 for a tip leading to an arrest and conviction. Donations to increase the reward money can be made at any First Federal Bank.

Jefferson graduated from West Ashley High School in June and planned to attend Trident Technical College to study auto mechanics. His parents said he had never been in trouble with the law and sent a tweet just a few hours before he was shot saying he lived every day to make his parents proud.

His mother, Monica Jefferson, said she hopes the additional money will prompt somebody to help find her son’s killer.

“Only then may I be able to sleep at night, knowing that the person (s) responsible for this senseless act will be convicted and unable to bring danger to the lives of others and cause such heartache to another family or another mother,” she said.

Anyone with information on Jefferson’s death can call Charleston police at 607-6787 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.