Family still demanding answers month after fatal shooting

Published: Jan. 8, 2021 at 7:41 PM CST
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GRAMBLING, La. (KNOE) -The Edmonds family has a hole in their heart where Jabari Edmonds used to be. His family is still demanding answers. His mother, Bobbi Edmonds said she’s just trying to do what she can.

“At this point, I’m out of options, but I’m trying to utilize all my options,” Edmonds said.

Jabari was shot six times in his vehicle on November 21st, 2020 in the city of Grambling. The 21-year-old died at the hospital the next day.

His mother said it’s a challenge to make it through the day.

“People ask you how you are doing, and I think that’s the worse question to ask somebody because my answer is I’m doing the best that I can do. I have to take it day by day. By talking to me and working on me and allowing me to get through this last month or so, I wouldn’t be here. I have five children. Jabari was my only son,” Edmonds said with tears in her eyes.

Since his death, his family has been leaving no stone unturned in their search for answers. Just a few hours before the shooting, the family received death threats. Three hours later, Jabari was dead.

Edmonds said, “a lot of the groundwork that has been provided, the shell casings, getting the neighbor’s cameras, my sister and my daughter did all of that and provided it to the Grambling Police Department. They even got a copy of the text messages. They provided all of this information to them.”

Bobbi Edmonds says for right now, all she wants is answers for her family and justice for her son.

“I’ll tell you, and I’ll tell anybody, and I told him [Grambling Police Department Detective Washington, lead investigator on the case] I want justice, it can either come street justice or through the law, through the system. But either way, I want justice for my son because my son didn’t go out there and bother anybody,” Edmonds added diligently.

Jabari’s mother said she needs to see more from the police as the investigation counties.

“[They] know about everything that we know. We are just asking you to do your job. We shouldn’t have to do your job for you. "

The family has set up a $4,000.00 reward for any information leading to an arrest of a suspect and/or their conviction.

“I want them to know that we’re asking for help were seeking help from the public. I hear stories on TV. I’m hearing CRIME STOPPERS has been involved or an arrest has been made (in other cases). I’m hearing all of this and in just asking for the same. My son deserves that,” Edmonds said.

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