Crime Fighters: $20,000 reward offered in murder of Rasheem Richards

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Johnna Coles says growing up her adopted brother, Rasheem Richards, was always on the straight and narrow.

"He was a good boy. He never was into the streets like that," said Coles.

On July 24, 2015, Coles says her brother was getting ready to go to work when he had problems with his truck.

"He would have been gone, but his truck wouldn't start. He was waiting for someone to come and give him a jump," said Coles.

She says 25-year-old Richards was standing outside along the 2200 block of West Glenwood Avenue in North Philadelphia. Just after 10 a.m., police were called to that area for a shooting.

"I get a phone call at work and they said that he just got shot. Of course, you know, you're emotional, upset," said Coles.

Coles says she rushed to the scene to find out what happened from police.

"They said that he was standing outside and two people walked past him, shook his hand and then they just let go and started shooting," said Coles.

Richards was shot multiple times and died at the hospital.

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

"I really want someone to come and turn themselves in, you know, about it. It's just so sad because he was 25," said Coles.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS. All calls will remain anonymous.

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