PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Police are asking for assistance in solving the homicide of a 20-year-old man in Homewood.

In August 2016, Raekwon Epps was shot and killed while sitting outside with some friends in the 800 block of Brushton Avenue.

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“It’s just a pain that’s undescribable as a human being,” Raekwon’s mother Lisa Epps said.

Police said Raekwon Epps suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The 20-year-old was sitting in a chair when he was approached by the shooter.

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Officials also say there were several witnesses to the crime.

“Open your heart, do something,” Raekwon’s step-mother Rosalind Epps said. “You don’t have to give your name. Try to give my family a little bit of peace.”

Lisa Epps said the family can’t reveal any details about discussions with investigators, but they say they do feel hopeful for “the first time in a long time.”

Please call 412-323-7800 or 412-323-7161 with any information.

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“The first year I was asking,” Lisa Epps said. “The second year I was pleading. This is the third year. I’m humbly begging the public, somebody to speak up on my son’s case and bring closure.”