A 17-year-old lady killed in a capturing that additionally left a person in crucial situation was her highschool’s homecoming queen and captain her Jr. ROTC group.
Channel 2′s Tyisha Fernandes was in DeKalb County, the place Towers Excessive Faculty junior Jaynee Chavez was shot to loss of life in a drive-by Thursday evening in entrance of her residence.
Her pal, 23-yearold Brandon Wilson, stays in crucial situation.
Chavez was recognized at Towers Excessive for being pupil with huge goals of going into the Air Drive.
However these goals had been reduce quick when police mentioned somebody pulled up and fired greater than 20 pictures into the automotive she was sitting in. A neighbor’s doorbell digicam captured the gunshots — one proper after the opposite.
Chavez’s mom confirmed Fernandes her late daughter’s room final week. One-by-one, she pulled out medals that Chavez earned over the course of her quick life. She’s nonetheless having a tough time believing her little lady is gone.
“I don’t know what occurred, you already know?” she mentioned. Chavez’s mom doesn’t communicate English as a local language, however her ache was clear regardless of the language barrier. She mentioned she doesn’t know who killed her daughter.
“The boyfriend perhaps known as her,” her mom mentioned. “My daughter (was) inside, after which she go outdoors and no come again. That was horrible.”
Police haven’t launched any details about any potential suspects, however mentioned they’re engaged on some strong leads.
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