OLD CITY (WTXF) - The mother of a man killed in a hit and run in West Philadelphia, is making a public plea for the city of Brotherly Love to help find the driver who left her son to die.
Channabel Latham-Morris appear on Good Day Wednesday morning, where she begged the city to help bring the driver to out from hiding, while explaining that she forgives the culprit, and doesn't want to seek prosecution.
"As a mom I am pleading with the person who hit my son. I forgive you so you need to know that I forgive you," his mother, Channabel Latham Morris, said.
Latham-Morris explained that she was at her home in New York when she got the news that her son had been injured in an accident in Philadelphia while on his bike.
"I will never, ever let this rest," she explained.
Family and friends say Morris rode his bright red, 26" bike everywhere. Police believe he was on his bike when he was struck by a car around 3:45 a.m. Rescue workers thought he had been the victim of an assault, then police found Morris' damaged bike and began investigating.
His family says Morris graduated from the Drexel's School of Engineering in 2011. Channabel explained that her son loved Philadelphia so much he stayed here after graduation. He worked for a local engineering company and also worked part time at the Penn gym.
Jamal's mom last saw her son the week before the crash during a visit to Philadelphia from her NY home. Last August, she took a trip with him to Las Vegas. She says even as her son was dying he gave back, donating his organs to help others.
"Seven people gonna be saved by his life. His organs will be donated to seven individuals so that is huge. So he is going to live on," she said.
His mother would also like to find the person who called the 911 to thank them.