PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — A 13-year-old boy died Saturday, four days after someone shot him near his home in Hillcrest Heights.
A family member posted on social media Saturday: “My nephew has succumbed to the injuries he suffered from the gunshot wounds. I’ve said this before, our loved ones remain with us forever. They become our memories and we live through them.”
Prince George’s County police said they responded to the 2100 block of Jameson St. on Nov. 8. When they arrived, officers found the teen had been shot. He was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
The family said online that the boy was in his front yard raking leaves when the shooting happened.
“Our Jayz is a loving gentle child. His only squabbles are with his little sister Aaliyah over video games. Jayz is in the Children’s Hospital fighting for his life right now. We are appealing to you to help us find justice for Jayz. We will not stop until justice is served.”
On Saturday, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy released a statement:
The violence must stop. Too many beautiful lives have been taken away from families and our communities. Those who have been senselessly killed are not simply numbers, they are sons and daughters, mother and fathers, friends, mentors, and caretakers all who are valuable to our communities.
The Prince George’s County Police Department encouraged anyone with information that could help the investigation to call Prince George’s County Crime Solvers at1-866-411-TIPS or submit your tip using the P3 Tips app.