Now her mother is passionately pleading for someone to come forward and help solve these murders.
Michelle Parker lights up when she talks about her son Evan Baylor.
“Evan, an amazing young man, couldn’t ask for a better, very respectable, decent child,” she said.
Parker says that on Saturday, June 19, Baylor was meeting a friend who had agreed to buy Baylor’s car along the 1600 block of N. 55th Street.
“From what I understood, they were going to meet, you know, near the house, and he had to clean, you know, the trunk of the car because he had things in the car,” she declared.
Just before 2:30 p.m., Baylor, his friend and the friend’s 3-year-old son were standing by Baylor’s car.
That’s when the police announced that a white SUV had approached them, two suspects got out and started shooting. Baylor, 23, and his friend were killed. The 3-year-old was injured.
“The people who pulled the trigger are still out, potentially still killing, and that doesn’t suit me. And for those people who know who did it and who remain silent, you are part of the problem too.” Parker said.
The City of Philadelphia is offering a reward of up to $ 20,000 for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. All you have to do is call the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS.
All calls will be kept anonymous.
Parker does everything in his power to prevent others from suffering the same fate.
“As difficult as it was, if I may say so, I was incredibly angry,” she said. “But I’m channeling my anger in the right way to make sure other families don’t have to go through this.”
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