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Janelle McGregor, Tampa Police Spokesperson
(813) 276-3773
 
Detectives Hopeful Musical Tribute will Help Generate Tips to Solve Teen's Murder
 
Tampa, FL July 26, 2013 -
Angela Pearson, Levi Dixon Jr.'s mother, is pleading with the community to come forward with information that could solve her son's murder.
Angela Pearson, Levi Dixon Jr.'s mother, is pleading with the community to come forward with information that could solve her son's murder.
Saturday, July 27th marks the fifth-year since Levi Dixon Jr. was fatally shot inside of a West Tampa home


VICTIM: Levi Dixon Jr. B/M, DOB: 10/10/1990, 3211 North Morgan Street (Found dead on July 27, 2008 at 4:19 a.m.)


DETAILS:

Tampa Police homicide detectives and the mother of 17-year-old Levi Dixon Jr. are hoping a locally produced song will urge the public to come forward with information on the teen singer's death. AJ Crawford, who goes by the stage name Young AJ, wrote "Dear Lee" to pay homage to his longtime friend and fellow musician. The tribute video features a studio performance from Dixon Jr. a year before he was shot and killed inside of a West Tampa home on July 27, 2008. Crawford wrote the song as a way of coping with Dixon Jr.'s unsolved murder and to also speak out against violence. He will reach out to his state-wide fan base to promote the two-minute clip. The Tampa Police Department will also share the video using its social media sites.

Detectives are working diligently to identify and arrest the suspect(s) responsible for Dixon Jr.'s death. They are confident that there are individuals in the community who have crucial information that can lead to an arrest and help give some closure to Dixon Jr.'s family and friends.

Anyone with details regarding this case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-873-TIPS (8477) or via its Text-a-Tip line by simply typing the keyword "CSTB" followed by the tip to 274637. Tips received through Crime Stoppers are ANONYMOUS and can be eligible for up to $3,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.

Janelle McGregor
TPD PIO

**Original Release**

Location: 2536 West Walnut Street

Date/Time: 7/27/2008 at 4:19 AM

Suspect: Unknown

Victim: Levi Dixon Jr. B/M, DOB: 10/10/1990, 3211 North Morgan Street Tampa Fla

Details:

Tampa Police Detectives are analyzing physical evidence linked to an early morning homicide. 17-year-old Levi Dixon was alone at his friend's residence on 2536 W. Walnut Street. While his friends were away, someone kicked open the front door of the home and shot Levi Dixon. Mr. Dixon was able to run from the house but died a short distance away.

Anyone with information regarding this murder is asked to call the Tampa Police Department at 813-231-6130.

Andrea Davis
Police Spokesperson


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