Family of teen shot, killed makes tearful plea to find his killer

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by Associated Press

Video report by Frank Camacho

Posted on November 10, 2010 at 8:19 PM

PHOENIX (AP) - The family of a 13-year-old boy who was gunned down at random while on a morning jog is pleading for the public's help in finding the killer.

Speaking in front of a memorial of Teddy bears, personal notes and a football, Jonathan Garcia's family said Wednesday that they need closure and justice.

Garcia's stepfather, Isaac Espinoza, says Jonathan was a dedicated student and had recently started running to play flag football with his friends.

Jonathan left for a run from his house in east Phoenix on Sunday, and a half-hour later he was shot and killed. No witnesses or suspects in the shooting have been identified, and police believe it's a random incident.

Police said Wednesday there had been no breaks in the case.

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