CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -
The family of a Chattanooga man who was killed earlier this year continues searching for answers. Charles Allen Jones Jr., 23, was shot and killed on Fagan Street in February.
At the time of the murder, investigators said they were looking for three to five men tied to the shooting. But more than seven months have passed, and Jones' murder remains unsolved. Wednesday would have been Jones' 24th birthday.
"To know I can never go see my brother, that he's never gonna come through that door. It's hard just dealing with it every day," said Iunique Jones.
She said her little brother should be celebrating his 24th birthday on Wednesday. Instead, his family is at the cemetery visiting his grave.
"I just want justice. Make some arrests," Iunique Jones said.
On February 1 of this year, Jones was shot and killed in the middle of the afternoon on Fagan St. Police say it happened after an altercation. A group of men left Jones for dead in the street. Police found him shot in the wrist and abdomen. He died on the way to the hospital.
"My son needs closure. That's the only thing I want is closure," said Sherrica Stallion, the mother of Jones' oldest son.
Jones left behind a two-year-old son and seven-year-old son. Sherrica said Charles Jones III, 7, is always asking who killed his dad.
"A lot of young folks, our youth, our community is not sticking together. There's too many unsolved murders that are just happening for no reason," she said.
Jones' murder is 1 of 125 unsolved homicides in Chattanooga, but his family refuses to give up.
"I want some type of justice. Call me a snitch, whatever," Stallion said.
"That was my right hand man. That was everything, my backbone. He kept me going. I will never stop until my brother gets justice," said Iunique Jones.
Anyone with information about the murder can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at (423) 698-3333.