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Community mourning loss of Shelby Farah

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Updated: 7/22/2013 7:52 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A community is mourning the death of 20-year-old Shelby Farah, who was shot and killed at a Northside Metro PCS on Saturday.
 
Friends and family of Farah say she was well known for being a mentor and cheerleading coach to dozens of children at S.A. Hull Elementary.
 
Farah's friend and former supervisor, Bryan Jones, says her passing now leaves a huge void.

"She was very dedicated to cheering and showing the kids proper technique and improper technique. Just trying to share her gift of cheer with other people, that was her main goal," said Jones of Communities In Schools.
 
Farah left her cheerleading job after landing a position with Metro PCS. Jones says in her short time there she was quickly promoted to manager.
 
But on Saturday night, her promising future was stolen from her.
 
"When you hear people say 'my heart dropped,' you're like I've never experienced that but I can literally say I felt it," said Jones.
 
Investigators have released surveillance video showing the suspected shooter wearing a bandana around his neck.
 
Jones says while nothing will bring back his friend, he wants to see justice served.
 
"We need to find the person that did this for her family to have peace and for the city to have peace," said Jones.
 
The principal at S.A. Hull Elementary says they'll be working with students who want to create a memorial for Farah.

If you have any information that could help police make an arrest, call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
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theunknown - 7/24/2013 11:10 AM
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So heartbreaking, but what bothers me is that metro pcs always get robbed and for some stupid reason they never seem to have more than 1 employee in the store which makes them much easier to be robbed I think those employees should be able to have registered guns because this is unfair she was young dedicated and working trying to make a living but some idiot had to snatch her life away because he rather rob than be a man and get his own. I must say my race is annoying the hell out of me always thinking the world owes us something when it doesn't black men need to stop pointing the finger at white men and start being in control of their own lives and the poor excuses mothers who defend them need to do better

theunknown - 7/24/2013 10:11 AM
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So heartbreaking, but what bothers me is that metro pcs always get robbed and for some stupid reason they never seem to have more than 1 employee in the store which makes them much easier to be robbed I think those employees should be able to have registered guns because this is unfair she was young dedicated and working trying to make a living but some idiot had to snatch her life away because he rather rob than be a man and get his own. I must say my race is annoying the hell out of me always thinking the world owes us something when it doesn't black men need to stop pointing the finger at white men and start being in control of their own lives and the poor excuses mothers who defend them need to do better

indymauler - 7/22/2013 8:42 PM
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What are skinheads going to do...drink Old Milwaukee and then shoot at the empties?

nativejax - 7/22/2013 8:05 PM
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Where are the skinheads when we need them?

Realchange - 7/22/2013 7:52 PM
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To bad an undercover detective was no in the store at the time of the robbery, or even a citizen with concealed carry. Then we would be having another riot about how shooting thugs preying on people is crime and movement for social justice for all. Everyone should have the right to kill unarmed people just trying to make a living legitimately and legally. Poor girl did not deserve death they need to find this guy and charge him with race crime and execute him as well. Won't bring her back but will serve as stern warning for these human monsters we won't tolerate it.
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