Crimefighters: Who killed Antwoine Williams?

August 31, 2013 9:36:24 PM PDT
A young innocent bystander was shot and killed in West Philadelphia and a reward of up to $22,500 is being offered to find his killer.

"Great kid, beautiful smile, always happy, wanted to be a veterinarian," said Brian King.

King, a family friend of 18-year-old Antwoine Williams, says it was his love of animals that made Williams stop at a particular area on the day he was killed.

"He stopped, got off his bike because he heard a dog barking and he wanted to tend to the dog," said King.

It was about 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2011 along the 5300 block of Chestnut Street in West Philadelphia.

There were dozens of people outside at the time.

"Someone just pulls up on a bike and starts shooting," said King.

Williams is hit six times and later died. King says police don't believe he was the intended target.

"There's 50 people outside and nobody saw anything, a lot of them are afraid, even though they don't say it, they're afraid but it's terrible, it's terrible," said King.

King says there was a fight on the block the day before that he believes is connected to the shooting. Williams was not there.

The Citizens Crime Commission is administering a $2,500 reward and the City of Philadelphia is offering up to $20,000 for anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

All you have to do is call 215-546-TIPS (8477) or 215-686-TIPS (8477). All calls will remain anonymous.


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