Philadelphia Officer's Son Shot, An Aspiring Boxer, Shot and Killed

By Vince Lattanzio and Dan Stamm
|  Monday, Jan 20, 2014  |  Updated 9:33 PM EDT
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Officer's Son Ambushed from Behind, Murdered

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The son of a Philadelphia Police officer was only steps away from his Southwest Philly home when he was shot and killed execution-style, according to investigators.

Jahmeer Jett, 19, was just feet from the front steps of his home along 6200 block of Gray's Avenue when he was approached from behind and shot at point blank range right before 6 p.m. on Friday, Philadelphia Police Homicide Capt. James Clark said on Monday.

"[He's a] really good kid. He works and he's also a full-time boxer. He's working to be a professional fighter. Never been in trouble a day in his life," Clark said.

Jett was hit by several bullets in the back. He was taken to Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and pronounced dead.

Clark said the shooter, whose identity remains a mystery to investigators, fled the scene on foot.

"Nothing was taken. From witnesses, no words were exchanged, he just ran up on [Jett] and fired several times," Clark said.

The captain made a plea for the public's help in helping to identify the teen's murderer. Anyone with information is asked to call Philadelphia Police's Homicide Unit.

Jett's death was one of six total homicides reported in the city over the weekend including a woman being killed over purse in Northern Liberties Sunday night.

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