Two years after the murder of 7-year-old Kristyana Jackson, a cash reward of $6,000 is being offered to anyone who provides a tip that leads to the arrest of those responsible.
On the night of Aug. 17, 2012, Kristyana Jackson was returning to her home on Kilbourn Street with her mother, Kimi Jackson, after a high school football game at Elkhart Memorial. As they approached the side door of the house, they were confronted by two masked and armed suspects, according to Michiana Crime Stoppers.
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John Jackson was inside taking care of the couple’s 8-month-old baby when he heard his wife scream.
He rushed to the door and grabbed Kristyana in attempt to shield her as the suspects fired guns. He and his daughter were both shot.
John Jackson was treated and released from the hospital. Kristyana underwent emergency brain surgery that night to combat brain swelling, but died two days later at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.
The $6,000 reward has been offered by the family and community donors, and will be paid anonymously.
Those with additional information about Jackson’s murder are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-342-STOP or 574-288-STOP. Crime Stoppers does not have caller ID, and tipsters are not asked to give their names.
Information can also be submitted securely online at www.MichianaCrimeStoppers.com or through the same link on the Michiana Crime Stoppers Facebook page.