Jamahri Sydnor Funeral: Services held for DC teen killed in crossfire

Funeral services were held Friday morning for a teenager who was killed in crossfire during a shootout in Northeast D.C. just days before she was set to go off to college.

Family and friends gathered at Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church as 17-year-old Jamahri Sydnor was laid to rest.
The teen, who was about to leave home to attend Florida A&M University, was shot while driving in the 1400 block of Saratoga Avenue on Aug. 10. She was rushed to the hospital and died on Aug. 12.

Jamahri was the daughter of a DC police officer and the Upper Darby Police Department, which is located in a suburb of Philadelphia, was present at a vigil as one of their officer's received Sydnor's liver after she died.

Authorities said Jamahri, who graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, was struck after two men hiding in bushes opened fire at a group of people across the street. Another man was also struck but survived the shooting.

D.C. police arrested 21-year-old Philip McDaniel on Aug. 11 and charged him with assault with intent to kill by gun. DC Police Chief Peter Newsham said they were still looking for additional suspects believed to be connected with the shooting.

Anyone with information that could aid detectives in their investigation was urged to call Crime Solvers at (800) 673-2777.