Cops offer $10K reward for info on shooters who killed young basketball star at Harlem Father’s Day barbecue

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They NYPD is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who can help police track down the shooters who opened fire outside a Harlem Father’s Day cookout, killing a college basketball star and wounding eight others.

Darius Lee, 21, was struck June 20 with a stray bullet in Harlem River Park near E. 138th St. at the barbecue organized by local rapper Rich Rhymer when rival groups started shooting at each other.

As Rhymer was filming a video, a rain of bullets hit nine celebrants — including Lee, who was fatally shot in the chest. He had been on summer break from Houston Baptist University, where he played guard and forward for the Huskies. He was due to graduate in December, his grieving family said at the time.

Two women and six men between 21 and 42 were also shot, cops said.

After a month of searching for the shooters, police are now upping the ante, with a $3,500 reward payable by Crime Stoppers and another $6,500 from the NYPD.

Cops are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.