• Mom pleads for help in son's death; Vigil to be held under reward billboard


    A billboard offering a $5,000 reward for information about a Wilkinsburg shooting has been up for two years, but no one has come forward.

    On Saturday, a vigil will be held under the billboard for Michael Rashad Moone Parrotte who was killed in May of 2012.

    Parrotte’s mom, Tonya Moone, said the 17-year-old was with his sister in Hunter Park when a group of suspicious men approached.

    He told his sister to run home and moments later shots were fired.

    Parrotte was a new father and a month away from graduating high school with high honors.

    Moone pleads that someone helps find her son’s killer and urges people to stop the violence.

    “I don't have a son anymore.  He doesn't have a daughter.  She doesn't have her father.  I need you to stop, please.  That's all I want you to do.  Please somebody turn this boy in because he took my baby.  Everyone thinks I’m so strong.  I’m not strong,” she said.

    The billboard is located at the corner of Penn Avenue and Montier Street.

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