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Funeral plans set for slain Jacksonville 7-year-old

Family mourns as police search for shooter

Photo of Tashawn Gallon on image of memorial outside Mt. Herman Street home
Photo of Tashawn Gallon on image of memorial outside Mt. Herman Street home

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 7-year-old Jacksonville boy shot and killed Feb. 18 while playing in a yard in front of a home will be laid to rest Saturday morning, News4Jax has learned.

Police said Tashawn Gallon was caught in the crossfire of a gun battle on Mt. Herman Street.

Lampkins Patterson Funeral Home is holding a viewing for Tashawn from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at 6615 Arlington Expressway.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Tashawn's mother made an emotional plea during a vigil for her son, begging for anyone with information to help "find my baby's killer."

 The reward for information leading to an arrest in the case has been increased to $20,000.