Lameer Boyd murder: Serach continues for suspect in West Philadelphia killing

Lameer Boyd was killed on Monday night, July 18, at 52nd Street and Larchwood Avenue in West Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — An uncle asks for help to find the person who shot his nephew.

Jamahal Boyd said it was early June when he discussed options for his future with his nephew Lameer Boyd.

“I run an $8 million organization and he was just excited about it and told me he was getting ready to start this program at school, baby on the way, he wanted to do some other things with his life,” he said.

Unfortunately, the 18-year-old was gunned down near the intersection of 52nd Street and Larchwood Avenue in West Philadelphia just before 10 p.m. Monday, July 18.

“By a hail of over 50 bullets, 34 of which hit him and 13 hit him in the head,” said Jamahal Boyd.

Boyd’s family is concerned about this excess.

“What could this 18-year-old, under 120-pound young man have done, said or committed that would make you want to exaggerate him? Kill him first but overdo it?” said Jamahal Boyd.

The city of Philadelphia is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for the arrest and conviction of those responsible. All you have to do is call the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS. All calls remain anonymous.

Boyd says he has joined talks officials are having in Philadelphia to tackle gun violence.

“Make sure we look at this not just as the family of the victim, but as advocates for the change,” he said. “We need to reclaim our communities.”

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