Teen Searches for Answers After Witnessing Father's Murder
Updated: Wednesday, February 19 2014, 08:28 AM EST
Ten years after his father was killed in front of him, one Baltimore City teen is still determined to find the killer.
On January 5, 2004, Savon Hamilton, who was 6-years-old at the time, witnessed the shooting death of his father, Heath. Heath and Savon were outside of the Shell gas station on Edmondson Avenue near North Bend Road when a man got out of a car pulled beside them and pulled the trigger. Savon was sitting in the front seat.
Heath was 33 and a supervisor at a Volunteers of America Halfway House in the city. Over a decade later, his case is still unsolved.
Now a member of the Baltimore City Police Department's Youth Explorer Program, Savon is still working on his father's cold case, constantly looking for answers and closure. "I had called the county police station and they transferred me over to homicide. And once I talked to the leading detective, they were telling me they don't have any more information."
A few days after the shootings, Baltimore County Police released a sketch of the suspect, but have not received any new clues. "We understand that it's very difficult sitting there not having some closure, not knowing what the resolution of this case is going to be, but we have really good detectives working on this case," said Cpl. John Wachter, a spokesman for the Baltimore County Police Department.
Savon is hoping a witness will come forward. "Don't be afraid because of what people might think of you.. look where it's at, what does your heart tell you to do."