James T. Owens December 5, 1984 ~ March 25, 2005 20 Years Old
March 25th, 2005 James was a passenger in a car driven by James Winfield of Reading. The two were parked in the 500 block of Elm Street near Church Street around midnight. A man approached Winfield's car and spoke with the victim, then entered the backseat of the car.
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The man pulled out a handgun and shot James in the back of the head. Winfield was shot in the buttocks as he tried to run from the car. When police arrived they found James dead in the front passenger seat.
500 Block of Elm Street where James sat in a parked car
Police believe the gunman ran south on Church Street.
Who was he? Why is he walking the streets with a loaded gun?
Did you hear someone talking about this crime? Did you see the gunman running on Church Street? Any information you have could help! Who killed James?
Reading Eagle Article Dated March 26, 2005
This gunman needs to be removed from the streets. Please speak out and find Justice for James and his family.
James truly believed in the people he called "friends". He believed....
James was not killed by someone who was trying to rob drugs, he was killed because of the people he was with.
People who are friends, don't run from responsibility.
It is not "cool" to stay quiet about these crimes.
By staying silent you are letting these perpatrators take over our community and take our young ones away from us.
This could have been my son or yours - maybe your brother. James was layed back, quiet and loved to joke. He loved kids and basketball. No one had the right to take his life.
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Eight Long Years... Still waiting for Truth & Justice. Remembering James, His Family & Friends. If you think the truth doesn't matter, You Are Wrong!
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