The unsolved murder of Rameek Roland

November 23, 2009 11:10:59 AM PST
A stop at one water ice stand in South Philadelphia can help keep a teenager's memory alive. There's been a reward increase for a South Philadelphia teenager who lost his life three years ago. On Monday July 10th, 2006 just before 11:30 p.m., 19-year-old Rameek Roland was found shot multiple times in the 1800 block of 20th Street.

Roland's mother says the night unfolded with an argument between several of Rameek's friends but it's unclear who was actually involved.

Rameek's family has added another $2,000 dollars to the reward, making it $7,000 for anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

Just call (215) 546-TIPS.

The image of 19-year-old Rameek Roland is on a water ice stand and looms large over a South Philadelphia neighborhood.

"I just try to keep it alive, keep his name alive."

His mother, Susan Blatch, said her parting words to her son Monday July 10th, 2006, were for him to be safe.

"We was talking and he said 'mom I gotta run somewhere' and I was like okay and said 'be careful'."

"To lose a child is very hurtful. I'm hurting."

"My son was assassinated. He wasn't killed he was assassinated."