“I wish there was more awareness of that park not being a safer area I wasn't aware of that, I don’t think Lamont was aware of that or I don't think he would've been there," said Jennifer Sisler, girlfriend of homicide victim Lamont Ellis.
The Frederick Police Department is working with the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention to help reduce crime in the
"We've increased not only patrols, we've put foot officers out on foot, on Segway's, on bicycles kind of focusing on that area," said Lt. Clark Pennington of the Frederick Police Department.
Police say they’ve already removed and added some fencing, to help fight the crime; next they plan to add a fence along the basketball court in the park, as well as lighting.
Jennifer Sisler says while these additions should be beneficial to the community, but she wishes there were more awareness about hot spot crime areas.
Sisler is hoping for some closure in Lamont's homicide investigation, she says while her boyfriend is no longer with us, she says their son is a miniature Lamont.
“I get a piece of him everyday, he has his beautiful smile and there's a piece of him but it's never going to be the same. We're doing all we can to get justice for Lamont, to have the closure even though it's not going to bring him back for his family or children, it's what he deserves," said Sisler.
The Lamont Ellis homicide investigation is on-going and anyone with information is asked to contact police. A $7,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information that leads to an arrest of prosecution. Donations are being accepted toward the reward. They can be sent to:
The Lamont G. Ellis Reward Fund