Crimefighters: Reward offered in Camden drive-thru murder

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April 19, 2014 9:23:28 PM PDT
A reward is being offered to find the person who opened fire on a New Jersey man and his uncle in Camden.

Mary Cushion has no problem stating where her son Alvin "Tyree" Cushion ranked in her household.

"I have three children but Tyree was like my favorite," she said.

Known as "Tyree", he enjoyed football, wrestling, track and art.

"He was funny, he was just loveable, he was just - that was my heart," said Cushion.

Cushion says just before 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday April 2nd, 2013, Tyree and his uncle went to get something to eat on the 2400 block of Mount Ephraim Avenue in Camden.

They were in a drive-thru ordering food and that's when police say both Tyree and his uncle were shot.

Police have surveillance video of the shooting but they still need your help.

"It depicts the suspect and it depicts the car that the suspect got out of prior to shooting these individuals and from what we can see it appears that they are in a Ford Windstar possibly like a red color," said Detective Janene Bahr, Camden County Prosecutor's Office.

After the shooting, Cushion says the car that Tyree and his uncle were in coasted across the street and to the back of a car wash.

"And that's where my son died at the back of a car wash. My son left behind a 3-week-old baby girl," she said.

A girl who will only know her father through photos and video.

Tyree's uncle survived the shooting but Cushion says he hasn't been able to offer many leads to police.

That's why they are reaching out to the public. The Citizens Crime Commission is administering a $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

Anyone with information is urged to call 215-546-TIPS (8477). All calls will remain anonymous.


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