Shooting Victim's Family Talks about Violence

Three people have been charged in the murder of Jadarrian Jimerson Aug. 21.

Jimerson, 23, was shot multiple times near the 2900 block of 10th Avenue. His family placed flowers at the location Tuesday.

"Why is all this shooting going on?" asked his mother, Lola Jimerson. "I don't understand that."

About an hour prior to her son being shot, Lola Jimerson says a woman in a nearby neighborhood was shot while sitting in a vehicle. The Jimerson family is calling for an end to the violence.

According to family members, Jadarrian was targeted on the night he was shot, but they don't know why.

"I don't know. I want to know," said Lola Jimerson. . "I need to know, but I don't know why. But my understanding is that they were waiting on him."

According to witnesses, Jadarrian Jimerson was walking down the street after getting off work. His home was just two blocks away. Shots were fired by individuals who were in a car across the street.

"He was shot 8 times with an AK 47," said T'Eric Johnson, Jimerson's nephew.

"Where are those guns coming from?" asked Lola Jimerson.

"Nobody deserves to be killed like that right there," said Johnson.

"I want all the ones, whoever those guns came from, they need to be off the street," said Lola.

The family says it's pleased that three arrests have been made but believes others were involved.

"If they did what they did, then of course there are more people who know and that makes them an accessory, too," said Johnson.

28-year-old Anthony Davis, 17-year-old Paul Brown, Jr., and 29-year-old Robert Moore have been charged.

Bond for Brown and Moore was set at $250,000 each.

Davis, whose bond was set at $350,000, has made bond and was released from jail.


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