Account set up to assist family of Kristyana Jackson
Posted: 08/22/2012 at 1:15 am
By: Truth Staff
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A few hundred people gathered at the intersection of Kilbourn and Myrtle Streets Monday evening August 20,2012, for a candle light vigil in honor of seven year old Kristyana Jackson who was shot during a home invasion Friday night and later died in the hospital. Kimi Jackson holds a stuffed animal as she is comforted by her husband John and his mother Mable Davis and Reverend Rob Perry of New Vision of Light Church stand close. (Truth Photo By Larry Tebo)
A few hundred people gathered at the intersection of Kilbourn and Myrtle Streets Monday evening August 20,2012, for a candle light vigil in honor of seven year old Kristyana Jackson who was shot during a home invasion Friday night and later died in the hospital. A photo of a younger Kristyana is displayed on the door step with candles. (Truth Photo By Larry Tebo)
The bank is at 1811 S. Main St., Elkhart. If mailing a check, people should put a note that they want the money to go to the Jackson Memorial Fund. If people wish to wire the money, they should call the bank at 295-0093.
The Elkhart Police Department is investigating the shooting and looking for the three men involved. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the EPD at 295-7070. “It’s been assigned to the homicide unit and they’ll investigate it with priority like they would any homicide and if any other resources are needed they’ll be given to the homicide unit,” said EPD Lt. Laura Koch.
She said there was no further information as of Tuesday afternoon.
Kristyana died on Sunday at Memorial Hospital in South Bend after sustaining a gunshot wound to the head as a result of a home invasion on Friday. She and her mother were returning home from the Elkhart Memorial-Central football game when they were rushed by three men.
Her relatives and friends held a vigil on Monday evening that hundreds of people attended. There will be a visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at AGAPE Missionary Baptist Church, 248 W. Wolf Ave., Elkhart. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday with visitation at 10 a.m., also at the church.