Fundraiser to Increase Reward Money for Shooting Victim Akeal Christopher

You are invited to attend a Fundraiser to increase the reward money offered for information leading to getting justice shooting victim Akeal Christopher

 

DATE: Sunday September 30th

TIME: 6 PM Until

VENUE:  Liberty Tax Service

ADDRESS: 204 Parkside Ave. Brooklyn NY (Between Flatbush and Ocean Ave.)

DONATION: $20.00 which includes Food, Light Refreshments and Entertainment

 

Frankie and Sheila Asson who are the grandparents of Akeal Christopher are earnestly asking your support to help raise money to increase the reward amount being offered by NYPD. They are asking all concerned New Yorkers to attend the fundraiser this Sunday evening and make a donation of any amount to support their cause for justice for their grandson.

 

Akeal Christopher was shot in his head at the corner of Evergreen Ave. and Cornelia St. just before 11 PM in Bushwick on June 27th and had been on life support at Brookdale University Hospital where he died on his 15th birthday.

 

The grandparents organized a “STOP THE VIOLENCE PEACE MARCH” on Labor Day Monday September 3rd along Eastern Parkway during the West Indian American Carnival Day parade to heighten awareness to the increase of gun violence among teenagers in New York.

 

According to NYPD statistics published on July 8, there have been 734 shooting incidents this year — 12.4% more than the 653 reported at the same time last year.

There have been 879 people shot in the five boroughs so far in 2012, a 9.5% spike from the 803 victims reported over the same period last year.

Although overall crime in the city is up 4.2%, the murder rate is still lower than last year. There have been 214 killings this year, compared to 253 homicides at the same time last year.

 

NYPD has a $12,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderers, we know that a bigger incentive is needed to have someone come forward with the information.

 

Like many of the readers of my E-Newsletters, I am raising my children in New York and am concerned about the moral decline in our communities. “We can no longer turn a blind eye to gang activity, because a bullet has no eyes.”

 

I look forward to meeting and introducing to the family of Akeal Christopher this Sunday.

 

Thanking You in Advance,

 

Phillip-Neri Benn

President

Streets of New York 411 Inc

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