Family of 10-year-old shot, killed speaks out: ‘His life had not even started’

Family speaks out: 10-year-old shot, killed while playing outside

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A suspect is still on the loose after shooting at a house and killing a 10-year-old Memphis, Tennessee, boy playing outside Sunday.

That 10-year-old was identified as Jadon Knox.

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WHBQ spoke to Jadon’s aunt, Twanda, who said the family wants justice.

“Jadon was the life of our family. Very, very funny. He loves to keep everyone laughing,” Twanda said.

A friend of Jadon’s said they were sitting on a front porch when someone pulled in front of the house and began firing.

“This is murder. You killed him. You took his life. He was only 10. His life had not even started,” said Twanda.

This investigation is still ongoing.

If you have any information about this shooting, call Memphis police at 528-CASH.

A GoFundMe has been started to help the family with Jadon’s funeral arrangements, according to the GoFundMe page.

If you would like to donate, click here.

A candlelight vigil will be held Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Josephine and Carnes.

Stock photo of crime scene tape.
Stock photo of crime scene tape. (kali9 / E+ / Getty Images)