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Crime Fighters: $20,000 reward offered in shooting death of Markeish Johnson

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A 19-year old was shot and killed while walking to the store in Philadelphia's Germantown section.

Police are still searching for his murderer.

And his mother is asking for your help.

Angela Parrish remembers her son, Markeish Johnson, with a big smile.

"Loving, caring, very smart, funny, just an all around good kid. I loved him, and he loved his mother and his brothers and sisters," said Parrish.

She says just before 10:30 the night of Aug. 12, Johnson was headed out to the store along the 200 block of East Collom Street.

"He was just going to the store to get a Motrin. He wasn't feeling good," said Parrish.

He never made it.

"I heard the shots from outside my door," said Parrish.

The 19-year-old was shot multiple times in the chest and stomach.

He died at the hospital.

"He was a good kid. He wanted everything for his family. He wanted to do good in life," said Parrish.

Parrish says cameras in the area were working and did catch some footage, but police need more.

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

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 215-546-TIPS.

"It's sad, very sad because in the neighborhood where I live this is all you see. I just want justice for my son," said Parrish.
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