Joshua ‘JayLoud’ Davis’ home going service was held Thursday Jan. 3.
Davis’ short life was taken away after he was tragically murdered on Christmas for wearing a sweatshirt honoring fallen friend Lil’ JoJo.
Davis’ death came following an argument with several men on a CTA bus. The men chased Davis off of the bus and shot him several times in the torso and once in the head, authorities told the Chicago Sun-Times.
His killers remain at-large.
“He was killed because he was wearing a hoodie and getting off the bus,” Selina Davis told Fox told Fox 32. “He was a great boy. He was only a baby.”
“It was my little brother. I was like the other half of my heart, man. And he gone now,” the slain teen’s brother Ricky Davis told Fox 32 as he fought back tears.
Davis’ death is nothing short of a tragedy. His death comes only a few months after attending the funeral of best friend Lil’ JoJo.
The city of Chicago has surpassed 500 murders in 2012.
Sadly, the urban community receives little to no news coverage. It was only weeks ago when the city of Newton, Ct experienced a grave tragedy with the mass killing of 20 school children and six adults.
President Obama held a press conference and called for gun reform. He showed American citizens another side as he became emotional during the conference.
But many are asking where are the President’s tears for the black and Latino babies dying daily in the Windy city.
Civil Rights Leader Jesse Jackson took to Twitter to call for the President to tackle the “complex” issue gripping the city of Chicago.
“I’m so glad the president spoke out about Newtown. But Chicago is much more complex. 175 under 18 killed this year as of last night in Chi,” he wrote.
“Ignorance, hopelessness and guns are all factors in this war in Chicago. But we don’t make it sell guns in Chicago,” he wrote.
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