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$5,000 Reward for Information in the Shooting Death of Ryan Ladson-Singleton

Ryan Ladson-Singleton, 21, was shot and killed in the 600 block of Green Street in the early morning hours of Oct. 20.

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Norristown Police Chief Russell Bono have announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the homicide of 21-year-old Ryan Ladson-Singleton on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Ladson-Singleton was shot and killed in the early morning hours of Saturday in the 600 block of Green Street in Norristown. Police arrived on the scene shortly after 2 a.m. that morning and discovered Ladson-Singleton lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds to his head and torso. He was transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say witnesses and members of the community with information about the incident are refusing to share information with investigators.

Investigators are reportedly having similar issues finding cooperating witnesses in several other recent shooting incidents in Norristown including a Nov. 21 incident in which a young man was shot in the stomach in the 900 block of Polk Alley and a Nov. 12 incident in which two young men were shot in the 600 block of Chain Street. In both incidents, the victims and witnesses have refused to cooperate with police.

Authorities are hoping the reward money will provide incentive for witnesses who were on the scene at the time of Ladson-Singleton's death to come forward and cooperate with investigators who are trying to solve the murder.

"Without cooperation from citizens and witnesses, it is impossible for members of law enforcement to bring justice for the death of Ryan Ladson-Singleton and other victims of violent crimes," said Ferman in a news release about the investigation. "The community must be engaged and involved in police efforts to keep its residents and visitors safe. The most important action members of the community can take to fight violence in their community is to share information about criminal activity with law enforcement."

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call the Montgomery County Detective Bureau at 610-278-3368 or the Norristown Police Department at 610-270-0977.

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Sally19401 December 03, 2012 at 09:17 PM
With this escalating violence, where are we with the search for a new police chief? Oh, that's right Council is not talking about this. They think it will go away!
sharon moyer December 04, 2012 at 03:57 AM
It's not council or police !!! IT'S THE SOMEBODY THAT KNOWS AND WON'T TALK !!!
OMG December 04, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Totally agree and if Ryan was a "so-called" friend how can people stand there a watch and not know who did it or rather not tell on the same person that would do it or get somebody to do it to you. Let it be mine, you'll see. Not only will it be told but they will be sought one way or another. I'm tired of all this gun shit and its definitely this younger generation. Some of them when you hear who it is and think of who bred them you clearly understand why. It doesn't make you bad to shoot someone and if I see it I'm going to exploit you.
Liberty Belle January 19, 2013 at 02:30 PM
One less thug to worry about

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