Sister of murder victim tells shooter to 'man up," turn himself in
KENT, Wash. -- Leads in a deadly Kent shooting have gone cold, so police are now asking for help in solving the murder of Greg Harris.
His family and friends are also speaking out for the first time with a direct message for the killer.
"Man up," said sister Shawanda During.
That message was echoed by Harris' best friend Jerome Jones. The two are hoping their appeal will spur someone to come forward and say what happened the night of September 10 on Kent's East Hill.
Harris was shot in the head following an altercation between an acquaintance of his and the gunman. The family and police are frustrated that few people have come forward with information on the shooter.
"Everyone knows," said During. "But no one will speak up."
Jones said the shooter needs to step forward and take responsibility for what he's done, no matter what the consequences will be.
"They're afraid of what's going to happen to them," he said. "One's lost their life and they're afraid of losing their own."
They say Harris went to the popular hang-out in his white Monte Carlo to be with friends when shots rang out. They don't believe he was the target and say he had no part in the altercation. In fact, he was in his own car in the front seat talking on the phone to his girlfriend when he was hit.
While they wait for a break in the case, they honor Harris' memory. He started as a camper at the Inspire Youth Project when he was a kid and eventually became a camp counselor in the program for at-risk youth.
Jones misses his best friend every day.
"I have his picture in the living room, and every morning I walk in the kitchen and kiss it and thank him for giving me the opportunity," he said.
And During misses his smile.
"He had an amazing smile," she said.
They can't understand why someone so positive could be cut down so young.