"My granddaughter will never be able to know her father other than the things we tell her about her father," Hollins says. Source: Family
I just wish those young men would have thought about what they was doing before they done it. There's no turning back now." Source: Family
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
When her 19-year-old son Jabari Day was killed on May 20, a wound opened up in Sharon Hollins that will never heal. He has a daughter who is about 5 months old.
"My granddaughter will never be able to know her father other than the things we tell her about her father," Hollins says.
19-year-old Islam Wilson was arrested two days after the shooting, and 21-year-old Johnathan Fairley was arrested this week. Both are charged with Day's murder.
Sharon says her son, Fairley, and Wilson were all at St. Paul Park on Clover Hill Drive that night. She says Fairley and Wilson got into an altercation with another group.
She says Day tried to break up the altercation, but gunfire erupted. She says about 30 shell casings were found in the park that night. Hollins believes Fairley was reckless with a gun that night and shot her son.
Hollins says an eyewitness gave her that information.
"He said yes, he stood right there and he seen it," said Hollins. I forgive Johnathan and I also forgive Islam for their actions the day of May 20. Get involved in your kids life. Have a relationship with your kids where are they are able to talk to you about anything, where they won't withhold things from you where you won't have to find out the hard way or the wrong way and then you're not able to accept what your kids have done. I just wish those young men would have thought about what they was doing before they done it. There's no turning back now."
Day would have turned 20 this week. He was a graduate of Callaway High School.