PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A teenager is charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of a Philadelphia recreation center employee in West Philadelphia, authorities say. The niece of Tiffany Fletcher spoke during DA Larry Krasner’s crime briefing, pleading to help locate those responsible for her aunt’s murder.
Fletcher was outside of the Mill Creek Rec Center in West Philadelphia on Friday afternoon when she was caught in the crossfire of a gun battle between two groups.
She was shot twice and died Friday night.
“We want to see justice, if you know something, say something. She was a wonderful girl. She loved everybody. She would give you the shirt off her back and food off her table. I just want peace for my aunt,” her niece said.
A 14-year-old was taken into custody and has been charged with murder. Authorities say the teen will be charged as an adult.
Police are searching for others who were involved.
A $20,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest.