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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Homicide #14 - Danny Lewis

UPDATE: Another 17 year old has been arrested in this young man's murder. He appears in court tomorrow facing second degree murder charges.

The latest murder victim is a young black man named Danny Lewis. His mother expressed the countless times she mentioned to her son that he needed to stay away from his crowd of friends. His mother stated that she feared for him after at only 13 years old he was expelled from school leaving him to hang out in the streets.

"My son, he was brought up in church and a lot of people say it starts at home," she laments, a grief-filled quiver in her voice. "But sometimes you do your best and they go out and they get hooked up with the wrong crowds and you just hope you can turn them around.

Witnesses heard a voice shouting don't "disrespect me!" followed by gunshots. By the time paramedics arrived shortly after 6pm, Lewis had been shot in the back several times and had no vital signs. Doctors were able to revive him but he later died in hospital. His mother stated that she feared for him after at only 13 years old he was expelled from school leaving him to hang out in the streets.

Police have recovered a gun near the scene and have taken two suspects, a 19-year-old and a youth, into custody.