Police still looking for Tampa teen’s killer one year after his death

Edward "E.J." Harris, age 14, was gunned down in a drive-by shooting as he stood with friends in an East Tampa park.

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A grief stricken father wants his 14-year-old son’s murder back in the spotlight. Exactly one year ago Monday someone gunned down Edward “E.J.” Harris in a drive-by shooting as he stood with friends near Woodland Terrace Park in East Tampa.

Tampa Police tell 8 On Your Side they still don’t have the gunman in custody. Tampa police say E.J. was the youngest to die in a five-month period that saw a disturbing surge in gun-related deaths.

There is now an $18,000 reward for tips leading to an arrest in Harris’s death.

E.J.’s father, Edward, wants the community to remember his son’s death in hopes that someone will come forward with information. He’s even offering to speak to the media individually Tuesday.

Officers say Harris’s death is one of three unsolved murders from the first half of 2015. Investigators still need help finding out what happened to Lyfe Coleman, Jamylin Turner, and Sharon Watkins.



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