Teen gunned down

By Amanda L. Snyder
Add Comment Add Comment | Comments: 10 | Posted Jun. 16, 2011

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A Gray Ferry teen was slain about six blocks from his home Sunday evening.

Jymare Nixon was pronounced dead within two minutes of authorities arriving to the scene on the 2500 block of Federal Street at 6:31 p.m., Officer Jill Russell of the Police Public Affairs Unit said. The 17-year-old, of the 1500 block of South Etting Street, died from multiple gunshot wounds to the face, chest and arms.

Police did not have any suspects or a motive as of press time.

To report information, call Homicide Division at 215-686-3334 or visit

Contact Managing Editor Amanda L. Snyder at or ext. 117.

Also in this week's Police Report:
Alleged killer nabbed
Cats hoarded in West Passyunk
BB gunfire
Underground armed robbery
Fugitive arrested for slaying
Evicted and beaten
1st District gatherings

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1. Quayanna said... on Jun 16, 2011 at 08:35AM

“i love you cousin . till i see you again ! p.i.p”

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2. Anonymous said... on Jun 17, 2011 at 08:54AM

“My Lord, what is this world coming to. My heart goes out to the family of this teen. These senseless acts need to stop. We as a species are making ourselves look very bad in God's eyes. When he comes back to judge, all the foolish incidents will be documented in his book. Lets find a way to help each other instead of killing each other. We have to start with ourselves.”

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3. Tondalaya said... on Jun 17, 2011 at 01:15PM

“No words can comfort a mother with the loss of her child; to add her only boy and her 1st child. My heart goes out to you Janelle and your entire family for the loss of your son, grandson, brother, cousin and friend.
From my family to yours, you have our deepest sympathy.”

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4. bartonm5 said... on Jun 21, 2011 at 09:20AM

“who cares”

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5. One Less said... on Jun 23, 2011 at 04:12PM

“ONE surprised Quayanna even knows how to use a computer machine”

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6. Ryan said... on Jul 5, 2011 at 09:59PM

“don't be a scumbag One Less....if you want to be. use your real name and address. Be a real man. you racist internet tough guy!”

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7. Anonymous said... on Sep 20, 2011 at 12:40PM

“The day they took my brother away from us my whole life went upside down:( I don't understand how ppl feel through they can be god and take another person life,just not rite!!! Wat is this world cummin too!! Please put the GUNS DOWN and be PEACEFUL the lost of my brother has me n my family n the worst pain ever n no one can every takes this pain away!! But For the low life who decide 2 be God n take my everything my pride n joy away from me yu not doin nuffin but hurting yaself becuz remember karam a b***h n justice is cummin 4 yu!! May my brova rest in peace now!! Forever n always in my heart twin!!Ily n miss yu sooo much!! Sister n brother forever no matter wat!!!c
TOO Bartam5 nobody ask 4 ya comment soo yu could've kept that 2 yaself!!”

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8. Kerah said... on Sep 21, 2011 at 08:20AM

“There must always b a a**hole but thats fine because u reep what u sew ..... People dnt even kno the pain my family is goin thru but regardless of what my cousin did he had a family that loved nd cared for him very much nd he was one of the smartest people I kno he just made some bad decisions in life but who dnt but that still didnt give them the right to take his life. P.I.P Jymare, Love you Fav.”

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9. Aunt Kesha said... on Sep 21, 2011 at 08:43AM

“Rest In Peace nephew you are truely missed only one word can explain how I feel about you and thats love. You were a smart talented handsome young man with a bright future ahead of you but some a**hole decided to take that way from you. You were loved by many and hated by few especially by the motherf***er that killed you but remember whathappens in the dark always come to the light nd remember you got killed in broad day light and to the person that killed you, you can run but yoy cant hide. What you forgot the streets is talkin. Karma is a b**** believe that and time will tell. Rest Well baby boy i love you and I miss you. See you when I get there cause we gone have a lot to talk about! Muah¤ Love always Aunt Kesha”

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10. mommadoo said... on Dec 14, 2012 at 07:48AM

“p.i.p first love i still think bout u n cry to this day i really miss u boy i'll neva get over you reguardless wat i do in life youll always have a piece of me”


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