Murder victim's family hopes cash reward will catch killer

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - By Harve Jacobs  bio | email | Twitter

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The family of a North Charleston man who was shot dead in May is hoping a cash reward will lead to the arrest of his killer.

Angelo President, 31, was gunned down on Riverview Avenue while going for a walk on May 19. President's family say he was shot in the stomach and he stumbled back into his house and collapsed on the kitchen floor.

"To leave us devastated and leave his children behind, words can't describe how I'm feeling right now," said President's mother, Tessie Bush. "When he came in he said call 911, they shot me. They, meaning more than one."

President's aunt believes the unwritten code in the community of snitching is keeping people from coming forward.

"It could be somebody that knows our family very well, somebody close or far," Vanessa Brown said.

The police report indicates that a brown or tan Honda was seen leaving the crime scene.

"Someone out there has committed a crime," Brown said. "They have murdered someone and they are walking around every day since May 19 amongst us."

Brown also said, "Nobody is saying anything. It's so sad to know it'll probably take money."

That is why President's family held a crab crack Friday night in North Charleston, hoping to raise up to $5,000 for a reward.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111. You could earn a $1,000 reward.

For information about the fundraiser, click here.

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