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JSO releases surveillance video of suspect sought in death of Shelby Farah

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Updated: 7/22/2013 5:04 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- She was a young girl with a promising future. At only 20 years old, Shelby Farah was gunned down Saturday while working at Metro PCS on North Main Street on the Northside, police tell Action News. 

"She was a sweet girl. Very sweet girl," said Myrtle Futch.

Neighbors who have watched Farah blossom over the years are struggling to find the right words. Police said an armed robber entered the shop and took her life.

"This is just a shock to me knowing something happened to her," said Futch.

Farah's mom was too shaken up to speak on camera Sunday. But she told Action News her daughter graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in 2011. She had dreams of becoming a forensic scientist. Along with working at Metro PCS, she was a cheer-leading coach for the group "Communities in Schools," a nationwide network empowering kids to stay in school. 

"Even the whole community was sad when we heard about it. It was more shock," said neighbor Hakim Shabazz.

Police are hunting for the shooter and on Sunday released video of one of the suspects.

Farah's mom told Action News she wants justice for her baby. So do her neighbors.

"For a guy to just go in there, not actually rob the place and take the young lady's life, it's a serious concern," Shabazz said.

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 866-845-TIPS.

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nativejax - 7/22/2013 8:11 PM
0 Votes
Where are the skinheads when we need them...There are too many thugs killing innocent people for the law to handle.

Old Dog - 7/22/2013 2:12 PM
2 Votes
I hope JSO gets the chance to end this thug’s life because I'm sick and tired of my taxes going to prisons and jails to keep animals like this alive. I believe it is time for all of us to take back our streets from the black animals who commit a majority of the violent crimes in this country on a daily basis. I whole heartily believe that GaryG hit the nail on the head with his comments because the only way to end racism and racial profiling is when the black community decides to stop accepting violence as a way of life and they start doing something to make our streets a safer place for everyone, especially their kids. Of course until that happens I will continue to carry a concealed weapon and I do plan to shoot to kill any thug who makes the mistake of thinking me or my family might be easy targets.

GaryG - 7/22/2013 12:36 PM
4 Votes
Its young thugs like this that keep racism alive. If the African-American community wants to see an end to racism and profiling then they need to get mad as hell about young men like these two who are out there yelling at the top of there lungs "this is what we are". Stop letting them set the stereotype and start letting all the young people in your community know you will not put up with it. Someone out there knows who these two low lifes are. Its time to stop looking the other way and take a stand that says "No, this is not who we are. We are better than this and we do not want this kind of thug mentallity in our community"

Realchange - 7/22/2013 11:28 AM
3 Votes
Need to post reward for that coward. He can't deal with real men got go shoot a girl that really show what kind tough person he is. Put 20,000 dollar bounty on his head like the black panthers put on Zimmerman. Difference here is Zimmeran was fighting for his life while this punk wanted to make street cred by killing an innocent girl. He is COWARD.

RiverRat - 7/22/2013 9:14 AM
4 Votes
If Obama had a son would he look like this?

nativejax - 7/22/2013 7:41 AM
3 Votes
There is no doubt in MY mind the little thug in the background is his 'lookout; while he commits his murders. PLEASE CATCH THEM

imtellin - 7/22/2013 5:27 AM
1 Vote
the war has begun apparently.. the other side needs to understand this... simply read the papers, watch the t.v. & see all the 20 murders in j'ville in the last 3 weeks !!! arm yourselves !!! better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6 !!! i repeat,, the war has begun !!!

Realchange - 7/22/2013 2:31 AM
2 Votes
He was also wearing a hoodie. Imagine that. I can't even imagine what it must be like for this young woman's mother. Wish Sharpton would show his ass up and comment about this shooting for his so called people to find the killer. Won't happen though. White person shoots black no problems. Young black man kills innocent girls at store doing her job and not peep from them about justice then.

tlynn - 7/21/2013 9:15 PM
2 Votes
I want to see the black community get outraged about this Bullsh*&! Do they only get outraged when it's one of their own??? Black??? How about being outraged when it's life in general???? White,Black,Purple,Brown,Red, any of the above!!!! We should ALL be outraged about senseless, cowardly killings! Where is the outrage about the murder of the young man at the bus stop on Jammes @ Harlow??? These murders are being commited by black THUGS!!! When will the black community step up?????And say ENOUGH!!!! I have definitely had enough of this crap! You can bet your sweet ass I'll be watching my neighborhood! Especially when young black sagging males come strutting down my street!

smplman - 7/21/2013 8:55 PM
4 Votes
Its time to start posting rewards and bounties on these scumbags...........
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