Mother pleads for information about son's murder

PHILADELPHIA - July 14, 2012

Nadra Allen only has wonderful words to say about her son Rasheen.

"My son was a good father, good son, good cousin, good nephew, good uncle; very pleasant," said Nadra.

On Wednesday December 30, 2009, Rasheen was out with two of his friends in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section. One of the friends was an off-duty policeman.

At about quarter after 7:00pm that night, police were called for the report of shots fired on the 4400 block of North Marshall Street.

"The next thing I know I got a call," said Nadra.

Police say two men approached the trio and demanded money.

30 year old Rasheen was shot once in the head and killed. His friends were hospitalized with injuries.

Nadra says the pain of losing her son and the reality that HIS son will grow up without him is always with her.

"It's like a pain that is unbearable, it's a pain that you really can't describe," she said.

Neither survivor has been able to give police any leads.

Nadra is hoping a hefty reward will entice someone to come forward with information.

The Citizens Crime Commission is administering a $1,000 reward, while the city of Philadelphia is offering up to $20,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS, or contact the police hotline at 215-686-TIPS.

For Nadra, not being there that night with Rasheen is the worst for her.

"That is what hurst the most, because I wasn't there that night," she said.

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