Salem teen murdered on way home from store

- "Somebody out here know what happened to my son."

A tearful mother pleads to a crowd of neighbors for answers about who murdered her 19-year-old son and why.

"For somebody to sit out here and do this to my son that loved everybody," said Elizabeth Billip. She and others lit candles during a vigil tonight in memory of her son Shariff  Aaron.  Someone shot him once in the neck early Halloween morning.  It happened at Broad and Olive Street in Salem.

"I rushed to the scene and I seen them put my son on the stretcher and that was the most devastating part of my life," said Billip.  She says Shariff had just returned from Paulsboro High School’s homecoming over the weekend.  He walked to the store to get cigarettes when someone shot him just a few blocks away from his home.  She says police told her they don't have a suspect or a motive.

"The point is the public is scared to come out and speak and that's one of the problems," said Billip who also said her son had ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. She doesn’t know who would want to hurt him.

"I'm pleading with the community. If you know anything  just try to help me so I can find closure."
 

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