Mom seeks answers after son shot dead in Olney apartment

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Mom seeks answers after son shot dead in Olney apt. Rick Williams reports during Action News at 11 p.m. on October 28, 2017. (WPVI)

A grieving mother has come forward to ask for the public's help in finding the person who murdered her son.

"He loved his family and his family loved him," Lashaun Webb said.

A simple sentiment from a mother about her 28-year-old son.

Roysten Webb was inside his apartment on Saturday May 23, 2015.

His building sits along the 5600 block of Ogontz Avenue in Philadelphia's Olney section.

Police were called around 12:45 p.m. to Webb's apartment for reports of a "hospital case." When they arrived they found Webb with two bullet wounds in the back of the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

"I haven't really been able to piece anything together other than the fact that Roysten was shot in the back of the head while sleeping on the couch," Leshaun said.

The City of Philadelphia is offering up to $20,000 in reward money 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.

Webb's mother says the idea of "no snitching" is beyond frustrating.

"I don't understand how a person can be killed this time and age with all the technologies, with phones and video and whatever there is, how we can't find nobody," she said.

Leshanu says for her the pain of losing her son is still very raw.

"I have no Roysten, I have no Roysten," she said.
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