CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Parents of 18-year old JaRon McGill are praying for answers in their sons murder. McGill was shot and killed eight years ago in East Charlotte on his way home. His murder is now being investigated by the Cold Case Unit of the CMPD.
"Although it's been 8 years we have no answers; we have no answers. We trust God, we trust the detectives for the job that they've done but somebody out there knows something. For families of homicide months seem like years and years seem like decades. So, just imagine if it was your child,” said JaRon’s father, James McGill.
JaRon’s family described him as an avid drummer, a senior at Hawthorne High School, and a father-to-be when he was shot and killed on Colby Place.
"We need help. We need help. We know that there's got to be somebody in the community maybe even this community that knows something, may have known someone involved in this, said Rob Tufano, with CMPD.
Police believe McGill was running away when he was shot. Multiple witnesses told police they saw a gold colored Toyota Corolla near the scene with three men inside.
The detectives on the case followed up on every lead but came up empty. The Cold Case Squad is looking over every detail, although police said the information was limited.
"I’ve recently reviewed the case and it has been since reassigned to our Cold Case Squad who's going to give it a fresh look, go over every document, every witness, everything to see if we've overlooked something or if we need to revisit any witnesses or any part of this case that give us any additional leads to bring closure to the family of Mr. McGill,” said Captain Chris Dozier with CMPD.
Phyllis Gatewood was moving in to her new home when she heard the shots.
"We saw the police and everybody come and then they started knocking on doors asking what happened."
The McGill family attends a homicide support group every month and works with CMPD helping homicide victims' families.
"There's no sadness, there's no grief like the loss of a child. With that said, whatever the numbers are one is too many. We're dealing with lives; we're dealing with lives,” said McGill.
There is a reward of up to 10 thousand dollars being offered for information leading to an arrest in this case. Anyone with information is urged to call Crimestoppers.