Unsolved Case #15
Reference Number 00-8

My son, Rakeim Graves (Roc), was shot on August 9, 1997 on 52nd and Delancey Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at around 11:50 pm. This case is unsolved. He called to tell me he was on his way home, and rode his bike to 52nd Street. There was a grey, four door car with tinted windows parked on the corner. The driver got out of the car and words were exchanged. Rakeim turned to ride away on his bike and the person shot him in the back. Rakeim fell and the person stood over him and shot him four more times. The person got back in the car and a boy got out of the back seat. Rakeim asked him to take him to the hospital, leading me to believe Rakeim knew the boy. He started to, then changed his mind, leaving my son dying in the streets. He was taken to the University trauma center where he died 2 hours later.

If you have any information that may help solve this case, please contact the National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc. at 1-888-818-7662 or by email at natlpomc@pomc.org. Be sure to include the reference number in any and all correspondence.

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The National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc.
4960 Ridge Avenue, Suite # 2
Cincinnati, Ohio 45209