(FOX 11) - Denise Gatewood knows that nothing will bring her 17-year-old son 'Mamo'' back, but she could certainly use some good news.
She's hoping that a fresh look at the unsolved five-year-old murder will result in someone coming forward, someone who saw something or knows something about the shooting that killed her son as he stood on the sidewalk after a high school party.
LA Sheriff Homicide Detective Dave Gunner says, there were plenty of witnesses that night, he even got a name, but the name wasn't legit and since then nothing solid has emerged as a lead.
I spoke with Mrs. Gatewood and Detective Gunner at her home, filled with relatives, photos of Mamo (a nickname for Emmanuel) , and also a lot of sadness.
An arrest won't necessarily bring 'closure', as that is a vaguely defined word and means different things to different victims of crime, but it will bring some peace of mind that for now remains elusive.
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