Grieving mother seeks answers in son's death in Strawberry Mansion

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Grieving mother seeks answers in son's death. Rick Williams reports during Action News at 11:30 p.m. on November 25, 2017. (WPVI)

A grieving mother is hoping someone will come forward with information about her son's killer.

Valerie Lewis Brown says her son, Anthony Lewis, did make some poor choices during his short life.

"Just trying to get back on the right track, find his way in life," Brown said.

On Thursday June 1, the 31-year-old was at 24th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section.

It was just after 4:30 in the afternoon.

"People that were out there told me that he and a guy named Tiddles had words, I don't know what it was about, but after they had words they shook hands, Brown said.

Brown believes her son thought "that was that", but then the unthinkable happened.

"When my son turned to walk away, that's when the guy that was standing next to Tiddles shot him in the back, shot him in the back 6 times and in his chest 4 times," Brown said.

Lewis was rushed to the hospital where he died an hour later.

The City of Philadelphia is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

All you have to do is call the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS.

All calls will remain anonymous.

For Brown, she hopes Lewis' 5-year-old daughter will remember him.

"I just want her to keep him alive in her memory so she won't forget her dad," Brown said.
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