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Shooting Victim Speaks Out About Murdered Neighbor

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The survivor of a double shooting incident on East 27th Street last Tuesday is speaking out from his hospital bed.

Jason Thomas talked with 12 News Lisa Adams about the gunfire that killed his neighbor and seriously wounded him.

He says he's talking, because he wants to put out the description of the suspect who shot him and took the life of his neighbor.

It was an emotional interview with a victim who watched a man shoot and kill his neighbor, then got shot in the femur himself, all while his girlfriend and 6-year-old son slept in their flat at 1257 East 27th.

Jason Thomas told us he heard his neighbor, 38-year-old Stephon Bibbs arguing with another man in the early morning hours. He said they were arguing over counterfeit money.

He says Bibbs was calling to him for help, and when he responded, his life was threatened too.

"I knew the dude wasn't joking cause when he told Stephon to shut up, he shanked him and with the other hand, that's, that's when I saw the gun, and he let three rounds go off at one time...da da da da...that's all I seen I'm like whoa, I don't know what the hell I walked into but what ever I got, you can have bro," said Thomas. 

Jason Thomas describes the shooter as a light skinned black man, about 20 years old, with a lazy eye.

He claims that he had never seen the man before and that he had a white man with him as an accomplice.

Police officials told us that Thomas himself is not a suspect in the murder of his neighbor. Detectives are still working the case.  They have not released a suspect description.

Talking to the victim is a chilling look inside one of the gun violence stories making Erie news headline.

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