Crime Fighters: $20,000 reward offered in shooting death of William Fabian

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Could a pair of sneakers have led to the murder of a father?

His family is pleading for your help to find his killer, more than two years later.

Rhonda Fairfax remembers her son, William Fabian, for his tireless sense of humor.

"He loved sports, but he was just a comedian. He did whatever to make everybody laugh. He was the comedian of the family," said Fairfax, mother.

"Everyone who came in contact with him you instantly fell in love with him," said Turquoise Jones, sister.

The 25-year-old's family says he never had a harsh word for anyone.

That's why when some say an argument is what led to his death on July 6, 2014, they can't believe it.

"If you can talk yourself out of getting in trouble with your mom, we know you can talk yourself out of getting in trouble with anyone, so when they say argument, my brother argue? No," said Jones, sister.

Just before midnight, police were called to the 5000 block of Darrah Street in Philadelphia's Frankford section.

Fabian was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

He died at the hospital.

"He was my baby, and he didn't deserve to die the way that he did," said Fairfax.

Fabian's mother thinks one possible motive might have been his shoes.

"We know he had a brand new pair of sneakers on. When they gave me his belongings, his sneakers wasn't a part of that package," said Fairfax.

The City of Philadelphia is offering up to $20,000 in reward money for information that leads to 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 not even mad anymore because I'm past that stage. I just want you to come forward so we can tell his son why he is not here," said Jones.
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