Funeral service to be held for man shot and killed at Portsmouth sub shop

Posted at 8:28 AM, Jan 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-29 08:28:06-05

Portsmouth, Va. - A young father shot and killed while working at a Portsmouth sub shop will be laid to rest today.

While family and friends gather to remember him, police have still not made an arrest.

Omar Booker was killed while he was closing down the Portsmouth location of Philadelphia Cold Cuts last week.

He'll be laid to rest today, as family and friends vow to find his killer.

This afternoon, Maxine Vinson will do one of the hardest things imaginable -- bury her 18-year-old son.

Omar Booker was shot at Philadelphia Cold Cuts on King Street. It's a place his mother says he's worked for four years.

Last week, Portsmouth police released surveillance video showing two people running from the store during the time Omar was killed.

His killer or killers haven't been caught -- but store owner Jeffrey Fuller is taking action to make sure that happens.

On behalf of the store, he's offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of these two men.

"We want people to know that we are serious about this. We want to catch these individuals and get them off the streets."

Omar leaves behind a 1-year-old son.

His mom says he attended I.C. Norcom High School and had plans to go to college or join the Navy.

"Please, please, say something, tell somebody, please, because this was senseless. He didn't do nothing to nobody, and they know that, they know that."

Fuller does not plan to reopen the store after what happened.

If you have any information about the murder of Omar, take action against crime and call the Crime Line.


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