Summerville family makes plea to solve 7-year-old murder

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SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - The family of man murdered seven years ago is speaking out, hoping it will lead to an arrest in the case.

The victim, 21-year-old David Boone, was gunned down outside his parents' home on Pawley Drive on Nov. 4, 2003.

Antawon Boone was home that night when her mother said she heard what sounded like firecrackers and then laughter.

"I went outside and I saw his car door open and I heard the music playing," Antawon Boone said.

Then, she found her brother lying on the pavement.

"He was trying to say something, but at that time his eyes were rolling in the back of his head and that's when my Dad came out and kind of grabbed me," she said. "They took over from there. "To see my little brother on the ground like that, helpless, yeah."

Boone's mother said the night of the murder, she got a phone call from a man asking if David was home. Ten minutes later, David Boone was dead. His mother believes the caller may have been the killer.

"Losing a loved one is hard, but it's even worse when you don't know who did it and the sad thing is, they know who we are, but we don't know who they are," Antawon Boone said.

Investigators are angry about the possibility the gunman may have been giggling after the murder.

"I think we all think about how would we feel if a loved one's taken away from us, and someone thinks it's funny and it's not at all," said Summerville Police Sgt. Cassandra Williams.

The Boone family is facing another holiday season without David Boone, but they are hopeful this cold case will heat up and be solved.

"I don't think God's gonna let it go on and not bring it to justice. I believe it will be," Antawon Boone said.

Police say Boone's killer may have been driving a two-door, white Ford SUV. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111. You don't have to give your name and may earn a cash reward.

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