Philadelphia police have released video of suspects walking towards the home of a 12-year-old boy who was shot dead through his front door last month.
Sadeek Clark-Harrison was shot in the eye as he peered through a pane of glass after hearing a man shouting his name shortly before 3am on November 22.
Surveillance footage shows two hooded and masked men walking with their hands in their pockets towards the Ditman Street home at around 2.50am that morning.
Surveillance footage shows two hooded and masked men walking with their hands in their pockets towards the Ditman Street home at around 2.50am on November 22
Sadeek Clark-Harrison, 12, was killed Sunday in his Philadelphia home after he peered through the glass of his front door
Deputy Commissioner Melvin Singleton said Sadeek had gone to answer a single knock on the door before a shot was fired through the door.
Sadeek, who was at home with his 10-year-old sister and grandmother, was discovered lying on the living room floor with blood pouring from his mouth.
Medics arrived but Sadeek was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sadeek’s mother Lisa Clark told CBS: ‘I’m disgusted that someone would come to my door, late at night, and shoot him.
‘They were knocking on his door and calling his name, “Sadeek! Sadeek!”‘
‘So, he was coming outside to answer the door because they were calling his name and he didn’t even open the door.
‘He looked at the top of the door and they shot him through his eye.’
Detectives said the gunman fled after firing the 9mm round.
In addition to the new surveillance footage, police are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to capture of Sadeek’s killers.
A single bullet ripped through the crescent glass of the door and into Sadeek’s eye. His mother said he was responding to a knock and calls of his name from a man’s voice
Sadeek’s mother, Lisa Clark (pictured), told reporters, ‘They took my baby away from me. He was a good boy and he helped everybody around here’
Neighbor Tony Colon said that young Sadeek (pictured) once saved his life after the man suffered a diabetic episode
Last month, neighbor Tony Colon recalled when Sadeek saved his life after the man suffered a diabetic episode.
‘I started crying. That kid is a good kid. I’ve seen him grown up and I’ve known the family for years,’ he said.
As of August, 100 children had been shot in Philadelphia in 2020, police said.
Homicides in Philadelphia are up 38 percent this year compared to the same period in 2019, according to police. So far this year 440 homicides have been recorded in the city.
Philadelphia is on pace to have its worst year for murders in three decades, according to statistics from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Clarks’ Frankford neighborhood tallies several murders each year.
Facebook user Bee Roberson, who called herself Sadeek’s cousin, mourned the boy in a post, saying: ‘I swear if I could move all of my family from Philly I will.’