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A Mother's Tears & Fears; The Investigation Continues

Police telling Eyewitness News tonight, there are still no arrests made in Utica's first homicide of the year. Just over two weeks ago 23-year-old Andre Oliver-Kenney was shot and killed at Two J's Bar. Since then the bar has been shut down by the State Liquor Authority.
Police telling Eyewitness News tonight, there are still no arrests made in Utica's first homicide of the year. Just over two weeks ago 23-year-old Andre Oliver-Kenney was shot and killed at Two J's Bar. Since then  the bar has been shut down by the State Liquor Authority.
Dawn Kenney-Brown found her son's body in Two J's parking lot just before police did, after being tipped off by a family friend.
"People wasn't supposed to be able to leave that bar just like they left that bar and pull out cars leaving from right there in front of my son's body," she said.
But that's apparently what happened--people coming and going with law enforcement not able to pin down and question everyone.
"Y'all messed up in the beginning, I hope y'all fix it, Utica, City of Utica please fix this apprehend my son's killer," she said.
Late today Police Chief Mark Williams told us, "The investigation is progressing but continues to be hindered by witnesses failing to come forward."
"I'm reaching out for the public once again, it wasn't just one person. One person pulled the trigger and the other people participated in beating him and you know who you are and justice will come," she said.
The State Liquor Authority closing Two J's Bar just days ago was welcome news but little consolation to Dawn.
"The man that owns Two J's Bar hasn't come forward and given any kind of sympathy," she said.
And the saying "time heals all"--so far, is not the case for Dawn.
"It's getting harder every day because right now there's no justice being served yet so right now my heart is just broken and my heart is crying out for justice to be served," she said.
Mayor Robert Palmieri spoke with Dawn tonight as well as Eyewitness News, and indicated that the family as well as the general public will play a big roll in solving this case.

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