Jahmeer Jett was cop’s son, aspiring boxer, police say

Jahmeer Jett. Credit: Facebook. Jahmeer Jett. Credit: Facebook.

The 19-year-old Southwest Philadelphia man who was killed Friday was identified Monday as an aspiring boxer and son of a Philadelphia police officer.

Jahmeer Jett, of the 6200 block of Grays Avenue, was shot multiple times as he ran home around 6 p.m. He was only a few feet from his front door, police said.

Capt. James Clark said Jett was on his way home when an unidentified male ran up behind him and fired several shots into his back. The gunman quickly ran away, police said.

“The police officer’s son is not known to police at all,” Clark said. “He was a really good kid. He worked, and was also a part-time boxer, aspiring to be a professional fighter. [He’s never been in trouble a day in his life. And whoever did this was chasing him … and fired several times striking him right in front of his front doorstep outside of his house.”

The city offers a $20,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 215-686-3334 or 215-686-3335, or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.


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