Cops eye two men in Crescentville murder

Police today released surveillance images of two men described as "persons of interest" in the April 2 shooting death of Sebree Johnson, 19.

Johnson was gunned down about 8 p.m. that night after he left the Dean Deli Grocery on Rising Sun Avenue near Rosalie Street in Crescentville. Investigators said Johnson, who graduated from Simon Gratz High School in 2008, had been involved in a fight with another man earlier that day.

The two men shown in the images were inside the deli before the shooting took place, said Homicide Sgt. Frank Hayes. He declined to say why police are specifically looking at the two men.

Police said one of the men is a muscular, 28-year-old black man, about 5-feet-10. He was missing some front teeth and wore a black hoodie. The other man is a thin black man in his mid-20s who is about 6-feet-tall. He wore a black jacket with red sleeves and white "C" on the front and the word "Champion" on the back.

Anyone with information can contact the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334 or-3335.

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