Like many mothers of murder victims, Rhonda Martin-Bradley is agonizing over her son's death, and she wants the killer found.
Her son Bruce J. Holloman, 21, was shot to death on Parrish Street near 42nd, in West Philadelphia, at about 8:21 p.m. on Nov. 5.
Police have issued an arrest warrant and are searching for suspect Anthony "Slice" Williams, 16.
Sgt. William Britt, of the Homicide Division Fugitive Squad, said yesterday that the suspect's last known addresses are Belmont Avenue near Westminster, and 42nd Street near Westminster, both not far from the shooting scene.
Williams is African-American, stands 5-foot-11 and weighs 130 pounds.
The motive for the slaying is unclear. Britt said that Holloman was shot in a high-crime, high-drug area.
Holloman's mother was adamant that her son had not been involved in drugs. "He don't do drugs, he don't sell drugs," she said. "That's why I don't understand it. Everybody out here know he not that type of person. He lived for his baby."
She believes that her son was shot for being in the "wrong place, wrong time."
"He's never been arrested," she said. Britt confirmed that Holloman had no criminal history.
Holloman graduated from Catholic school here, his mother said. He then attended Widener University, the school confirmed. His mother said that he didn't finish college so that he could work to support his daughter, Zariah, now 1.
Police linked the shooting to Williams after speaking with witnesses, Britt said.
Holloman's sister, Tiffany Martin, 25, said yesterday that her brother was giving a friend a ride home that evening when he and the friend stopped in front of a church to speak with people they knew.
Then, gunshots rang out and Holloman was hit several times.
Police said that Holloman died soon afterward at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.