Family seeks justice for murdered man

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Family seeks justice for murdered man. Rick Williams reports during Action News at 11 p.m. on July 15, 2017. (WPVI)

A young man getting his life back together is gunned down earlier this year. Now his family is coming to you for justice.

Jondhi Harrell admits his cousin, Emanuel Ervin, had some troubles in life.

"He was trying to get his life on track. He's a wonderful rapper. He's an artist very intelligent. He was a very smart young man, but he was caught up in the streets," Harrell said.

Ervin's family believes that's what led to the events on Tuesday January 31st.

Just after 9 p.m., the 21-year-old was leaving a Chinese restaurant along the 4800 block of Tackawana Street in Philadelphia's Frankford section.

"Hanging on the corner, talking to people, enjoying life," Harrell said.

Ervin's mother says an argument broke out between her son and an unknown number of suspects. She says that's when he was shot multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

"There is no doubt in our minds that he knew his killer, and that that killer is still walking around the neighborhood," Harrell added.

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

"I would hope a person would come forward just to see justice done," Harrell said.

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