The young life of Shirkey Warthen was honored with a mural in West Philadelphia, and featured on the cover of Metro.  In a moving dedication, family and friends, as well as a nearby school gathered to commemorate a life gone too soon.


Michelle Puriefoy, Shirkey’s mother, speaks at the dedication of a new mural in honor of Shirkey Warthen, who was shot to death in Southwest Philadelphia on April 17, 2012. Credit: Charles Mostoller/METRO