Family seeking justice after 2014 Harrisburg murder

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A family is seeking justice after their son was murdered in an apparent robbery in 2014. Investigators have not found the person who killed 23-year-old Xavier Williams.

Police said Williams was walking on Kittatinny Street when he was jumped and shot several times. Investigators said Williams did not know the shooter, but he was able to describe the gunman before he died at a hospital.

“I don’t believe that it was no reason. I think he was targeted,” Milagros Alicea, Xavier’s grandmother, said.

Alicea said she and her daughter, Xavier’s mother, were told nothing about his case since day one. She believes police may be withholding information about his case.

“Maybe there’s something more to this story than what’s being said,” Alicea said.

Her frustration grew following the arrest of Chief Thomas Carter’s nephew’s killer, just one week after he was murdered.

“It was taken care of immediately,” Alicea said.

Williams’s family believes investigators didn’t try as hard to find Xavier’s killer.

“I don’t understand why we haven’t received the same treatment,” Alicea said.

Last month, District Attorney Ed Marsico said at a news conference they treat every homicide the same and that Carter was removed from his nephew’s case.

“I don’t believe that,” Alicea said.

And though justice won’t bring back her grandson, it will bring closure.

“It’s hard, even though he was my grandson, he was like my child. And I just can’t get over it. I still wait for his calls,” Alicea said.

Police have released surveillance video related to the case. There is a reward for information leading to an arrest. If you know anything police ask to give them a call.

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