Police: 16-Year-Old Murdered In Montgomery County

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — The family of a 16-year-old who was gunned down in the streets of Norristown is demanding justice.

Friends and family members gathered at a memorial site for Dominique Devlin, a rising high school junior who was shot multiple times in the 1100 block of Dekalb Street, just after midnight on Wednesday.

“There is no reason why such a beautiful young lady, who is such a sweet heart had to leave the Earth in this manner,” said Devlin’s grieving Kim Spearman.

Witnesses say they say her walk into an alley way with a man, then heard gunshots minutes later.

“We thought it was fireworks at first, but then it turned out to be gunshots,” said a young man who was nearby. “She came out behind us and dropped on the ground.”

According to reports, Devlin collapsed at the corner of Green and East Basin Streets, where friends gathered to say goodbye.

“I just saw her yesterday, we were supposed to hang out today(Wednesday) and she’s not here,” said her best friend and classmate. “I never thought this would happen to her.”

Police are still investigating the shooting, looking for suspects.

The victim’s mother has her own ideas.

“I think I know who it is, but until they tell me confidently, I can’t accuse anyone

The victim’s father is a member on an anti-violence group run out of Philadelphia, they were planning to embark on a motorcycle ‘ride-for-peace’ later this week.

“You just don’t expect it to happen in your household, especially when you’re out there trying to make sure it doesn’t happen in somebody else’s household. This is one I have to deal with.”

The family of the victim have given Norristown Police the name of a person known to have contact with their daughter in the past.

No arrests have been made.

Reported by Natasha Brown, CBS 3

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One Comment

  1. Me says:

    Are you ppl retarted….. she walked away with this person because it was someone she knew… someone who didn’t pose a threat to her. Why does the time of day even matter, she was in her neighborhood with her friends… point blank. She wasn’t doing anything illegal or hurting anyone. She THOUGHT she was safe. Like we all THINK we are in front of our doors, getting in our cars, at a friend’s house. A life lost is a life LOST! I’m going to pray for all of you as well because this is sickening me! I did not know her but she was a child, who had dreams of becoming something in the future and someone took it upon themselves to end her life! No time, no place, and no situation matters more than that fact!

  2. Hater says:

    Good 16 yr. old girls aren’t hanging with older men in bars after midnight and they don’t often get shot multiple times in the head because they are such angels. You reap what you sow.

    1. ayeshia says:

      You have got to be the biggest ass! How could you say a child deserves to be shot multiple times because she’s out late. You have no idea what’s going on in her house hold. Know all the facts before you judge idiot!

  3. nala says:

    Its so sad that this happened to someone who didn’t have the chance to live. Communities need to stand together to protect the youth and our future. We need to build and stop letting the streets break us down!

    1. AnotherJean says:

      Many towns have curfews of 10:00 in an effort to protect the youth. Kids that age should be home and in bed before midnight. They’re still kids.

  4. dee says:

    My heart is broken by this information. It puzzles me why her being in the alley way superseded by the fact that a life was lost. The life of a child. It implies that she in some way contributed to her demise. Everyone has opinion, which is this case, means absolutely NOTHING! Dom you will trully missed!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Ok. So, tell me why a 16 year old girl was going into an alley with a man around midnight in the first place. I’m not saying she was up to anything nasty, it’s just not something a young lady should be doing. It goes to show you that even the kids in their teens still need to be supervised and watched. They may not like it, but, it’s for their own safety. Not that it will help, but her have to do whatever we can to at least TRY to protect our children of ALL ages. Anyway, my Prayers go out to the Family and Friends of this young lady. I hope they catch the person who did this horrible thing.

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