WILKINSBURG (KDKA) — A grieving mother makes a public plea for the killer of her son, 17-year-old Michael Rashad Mone-Parotte, to come forward.
And the victim’s 10-year-old sister sings about how her big brother saved her.
Sitting in her living room in Wilkinsburg, Tonya Mone told KDKA-TV’s Brenda Waters how her son had taken his sister to Hunter Park Sunday evening – just a few blocks away.
He told her he wanted her to charge his phone, but his mother believes he actually sved her life. He said several guys were staring at him from a park bench and then another guy came down a hill.
That person demanded money. The two fought and Parrotte was shot and later died.
This all comes from eyewitnesses and from those who tried to help him.
“He was saying his name, how old he was. He was saying I have a beautiful daughter,” Parrotte’s mother told KDKA-TV. “This was the people keeping him alive until paramedics came, keeping him talking. He talked for about 10 minutes. They asked if he knew who shot him. He didn’t know.”
Parrotte had $500 on him, a gift from his aunt for the prom. He would have graduated from University Prep next month.
But now, a four-month-old little girl has no father and Tonya Moone has no son.
Allegheny County Police say they have gotten calls and are working with clues, but so far they have no suspect.
The family has set up the Rashad Mone-Parrotte Memorial Fund with PNC Bank. Those interested can donate to the following information.
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