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Police plead for public's help in unsolved 2016 homicide ahead of victim's birthday

Jeffery Webb, 48, fatally shot in Orlando parking lot

ORLANDO, Fla. – Days before what would have been a homicide victim's 49th birthday, the Orlando Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the person who fatally shot him in 2016.

Police said Jeffery Webb, 47, was standing in a parking lot outside a business on 5100 North Lane at 9:50 p.m. Dec. 11, 2016, with a group of people, when a man approached and opened fire.

Jeffery Webb, a father of five, was killed in the shooting, and four other people were injured.

His wife of 35 years, Tanya Webb, visits his gravesite a couple of times a week.

"I miss him a lot," she said.

Surveillance video released by the Orlando Police Department shows a man holding a long rifle who fires several rounds and then backs away as he continues to shoot at the victims.

Almost two years later, police said they haven't arrested the man responsible for the shooting. 

"People know what happened. It's just no one coming forward and I'm not understanding, as an angry widow, why has no one come forward?" Tanya Webb said.

Tanya Webb couldn't hold back her tears or her emotions. The widow is now preparing for what would have been her husband's 49th birthday on Tuesday.

It marks the second birthday her family will celebrate without him.

"We just keep praying. It's hard, it's really hard," she said.

She said her faith keeps her going as she pleads for the public's help in finding the killer.

"I won't give up and I won't stop pushing and I won't stop fighting for justice because I know and I feel in my heart that God is going to bring justice to me," Tanya Webb said.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).


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