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Family remembers son, urges witnesses to come forward

TROY, N.Y. – The family of a 17-year-old killed in 2012 came together Saturday to both honor his memory and in the hopes that someone will finally come forward with information about who took his life.

Phillip McMillian died after a gunshot wound to the head in March of 2012. The incident happened at 9th Street and Rensselaer Street – a suspect has never been found.

On Saturday, his friends and family visited the scene of his death. Isaiah Flath, 11, read a poem in memory of his brother.

"Since the loss of you I've learned a life can be taken in the blink of an eye," he said.

McMillian's mother, Amy John, joined the group in releasing balloons during the vigil, but she says she fears for others as her son's murder remains unsolved.

"I'm concerned that the killer might be still out here, who knows," she said.

John says she believes someone knows who killed her son in the drive by shooting on that tragic March night. She says she also knows the code of the street among his friends and others is to keep quiet, but she's asking for people to speak up.

"So if someone sees something happen they need to come forward and say something. The young men need to put the guns down. Stop fighting and let's try to get along. They need to stop shooting innocent people," she said.


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