RENTON, Wash. - A family is still looking for answers nearly a month after a 30-year-old father of six was shot to death in Renton.
The sister of Jevon Jimerson said he took his cousins out boating before he was shot to death. The boat trip was a gift to them, because they were either going to college for the first time or returning to college.
Surveillance video showed him pull up with the boat on a trailer to Lakeside Boat Service and Storage at 919 Houser Way N in Renton around 9 p.m., on July 27, get out and walk over to unlock the gate. A shooting suspect approaches and fires at least 16 shots at Jimerson, killing him.
Jevon Jimerson (Courtesy of family)
Renton Police suspect the shooter was waiting in a vehicle parked nearby for Jimerson to arrive. Detectives are asking for help from anyone who may know a motive for the killing or have information on the identity of the suspect.
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"[Jevon] was a loving person and will be greatly missed. Please make sure that you let the world know what my brother was doing the night he was murdered. The last picture was his last day with his family, giving them one last ride," said his sister, MaKeya. "He was a loving person and a friend to all who knew him. I want answers, so hopefully someone will say something."
Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound is offering a $1,000 cash reward for information that leads to an arrest in his case. You can submit a tip anonymously by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text a tip through the P3 Tips App on your cell phone.
Detectives are also asking anyone with video they may have recorded on their dash cameras or video cameras in the areas of Gene Coulon Park, The Landing and Houser Way N, that night to contact them.
The RPD can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and reference case #22-7683.