Crime Fighters: $20,000 reward offered in murder of Aasir Davis

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"Funny, fun-loving, athletic, music lover," is how Rovella Johnson describes her son, Aasir Davis.

Johnson drove her regular route home around 5:40 p.m. on Oct. 23, 2015, through the West Kensington section of Philadelphia.

"I drive past A and Westmoreland everyday typically," said Johnson.

Little did she know that she had just passed the location where her son would be murdered just a few minutes later.

"I was in the house not even 10 minutes, and there was banging on my door that my son was killed, my son was dead," said Johnson.

Johnson thinks a talk Davis had with a neighbor girl about leaving her abusive relationship may have led to her son's death.

"He gave her the speech, and I believe she went back to her boyfriend and shared what they discussed," said Johnson. "The consensus is the boyfriend's brother killed my son."

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

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS.

"I'm trying to find this balance where I'm remembering his life, and not so much his death, but without closure it's so hard," said Johnson.

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