A 14-year-old has been arrested and charged with murder as an adult in the shooting death of a Recreation Center worker in Philadelphia.
Tiffany Fletcher was caught in the cross fire of a gun battle on the street.
Police and the Mayor are asking for the public’s help in identifying the other people involved in the shooting.
Joe Holden reports.
Tiffany Fletcher was on the job at the Mill Creek Rec center for only a few months.
At a news conference Monday city officials said the mother of 3 stepped up when the city needed help.
“In the spring of this year, Tiffany answered that called the service, and agreed to come and work with in parks and recreation.”
Fletcher was shot and killed on friday as a 14-year-old boy exchanged gunshots with a group of three others on opposite corners of 47th and Brown.
Tiffany was caught in middle hit in the right and left sides.
“Yet again, we are talking about kids. Kids shooting guns at a playground with tragic results.”
Officers already assigned to the area as part of a city initiative to make rec centers safer quickly arrested that 14-year-old.
They recovered a 9mm polymer 80 handgun that investigators say is a Ghost Gun.
City leaders, prosecutors and Tiffany’s family begged for information to identify the rest involved in her killing.
“We need help, we need justice not just for her but for her children, if you know something say something.”
But lead investigators say available footage from surveillance cameras on this City Rec Center has frustrated their investigation.
Detectives say they’re having difficulty identifying people possibly involved in the shooting or those who could have information.
We took that point to the mayor’s office asking about the quality of surveillance cameras at these facilities.
A spokesperson responded quoting:
“Because this involves an ongoing police investigation, we cannot speak to the veracity of the premise of your questions and therefore decline to comment.”