Arrest made in shooting death of police officer’s son

Jahmeer Jett Jahmeer Jett. Credit: Facebook.

An arrest has been made in the shooting death of 19-year-old Jahmeer Alphonso Jett, a boxer and a Philadelphia Police officer’s son.

Kevin Davis, 25, of 61st Street near Buist Avenue, has been charged with murder for shooting Jett at 5:50 p.m. on Jan. 17, the Daily News reported.

Jett died 17 minutes later at the University of Pennsylvania.

Police say the motive was retaliation.

Capt. James Clark said at the time that Jett was on his way home when the suspect ran up behind him and fired several shots into his back. The gunman quickly ran away, police said.

“He was a really good kid,” Clark previously said. “He worked, and was also a part-time box

Jett was a member of the Upper Darby Boxing Gym.


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