Baltimore 17-year-old Jasmine Brunson, fatally shot at after-prom party, was a 'breath of fresh air': family
Jasmine "Jay" Brunson, a 17-year-old who was fatally shot at his junior prom after-party in Baltimore on May 13, was a "good" kid and a "breath of fresh air," his aunt told Fox News Digital.
"People are trying to hold on to the positive memories, but it’s just a lot," his aunt, Jessica Hair, said.
When I think of Jay, I think of love.
BALTIMORE TEEN KILLED AT PROM AFTER-PARTY, POLICE LOOKING FOR SUSPECT"He was a child.
He was a breath of fresh air," a tearful Hair said of her nephew, adding that his biggest concern the day before prom was deciding what he would wear.
"It's not unusual to go to a party after prom," Hair said.
"I understand that they really need someone to speak up within the community," Hair said of BPD's investigation into the shooting.
"I’m afraid this is just going to be another one of those things that doesn’t get solved."
Hair created a GoFundMe called "Justice for Jay" to help with her nephew's funeral costs.
There has also been a 9% increase in gun-related incidents year-over-year, with 364 recorded this year as of Tuesday compared to 329 at the same time last year.
Robbery incidents have increased 28% year-over-year, and total crime has risen 9% since the same time period in 2021.
Authorities are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact Metro Crime Stoppers Of Maryland at 866-756-2578.