Teen's Murder "Very Personal and Very Vicious"

By Dan Stamm
|  Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013  |  Updated 3:40 PM EDT
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Philly police are trying to figure out who would shoot a 19-year-old to death in a murder they're calling both vicious and personal. Daquan Crump was shot 10 to 12 times in the face and head.

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Philly police are trying to figure out who would shoot a 19-year-old to death in a murder they're calling both vicious and personal. Daquan Crump was shot 10 to 12 times in the face and head.

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"He doesn't deserve whatever happened to him," said Sherron Kaba while holding back tears.

A construction worker found Kaba's 19-year-old son Daquan Crump's body at a Northeast Philadelphia demolition site Monday morning.

"The only thing I can tell you right now is that it appears it was very personal and very vicious," said Philadelphia police Captain James Clark.

Crump was shot 10 to 12 times in the face and head, Clark said.

"It appears he was taken or walked into that area and shot multiple times while he was on the ground," said Clark.

Crump's backpack, which he always carried, was near his body. Inside was his Wendy's uniform. He worked at a nearby Wendy's, police say, and that is the last place he was seen when he left work around 11 p.m. Saturday.

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Investigators are trying to figure out where Crump was between then and 5:30 a.m. Monday morning.

A construction worker found Crump's body around 7:20 a.m. at the former site of Black Red White Furniture along the 10000 block of Northeast Avenue in the Somerton section of Northeast Philadelphia.

The worker called 911 and emergency responders rushed to the scene. The construction site is located across the street from the fields behind George Washington High School not far from Red Lion Road and the Roosevelt Boulevard (Route 1).

Police say Crump both lived and worked in the neighborhood and that he never had any trouble with the law.

"He lives with his mother and also his grandmother, Clark said. "He goes back and forth. We know he was not with either of them last night."

Family members say they last saw Crump Thursday night.

Crump was a GW High grad who began working at Wendy's two weeks ago, according to his family.

Clark said police need someone to come forward with information to help them solve this murder.

According to Licenses and Inspections records, demolition permits for the property were issued dating back to 2009. There are 15 separate violations listed for the property ranging from high weeds on the property to partial collapses.

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