One Year Anniversary of Curtis Jackson Murder - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

One Year Anniversary of Curtis Jackson Murder

Montgomery, Ala (WSFA) --  It happened late New Year's Eve 2007.

7 year old Curtis Jackson was killed by a stray bullet in Montgomery's Gibbs Village and on the anniversary of his death police are still looking for the shooter.

Police are also encouraging residents to play it safe as they ring in the new year.

One year after the tragic death of 7 year old Curtis Jackson, police are still working hard to find the person responsible for this crime.

"We're hoping still though that someone will come forward with the information necessary to arrest a person responsible for this tragic death," says Capt. Huey Thornton, of the Montgomery Police Department.

Jackson was outside his Gibbs Drive apartment when a bullet struck him in the head.

Police considered celebratory gunfire as a cause, but one year later they still haven't ruled it out.

"I heard bullets and stuff like flying, like they was flying past me, popping on the porch and stuff," said his cousin Kendrick Maull, just days after the shooting.

"I just can't rectify why someone would be firing a gun at that time of night," said Curtis Jackson Sr.

Now as Montgomery prepares to ring in another new year, police are urging citizens not to fire senselessly into the air.

"You may start out just firing a weapon as a form of celebration but end up killing someone and being in prison for the rest of your life over something that's like not necessary," says Thornton.

Law enforcement urge if you have any information about the death of Curtis Jackson to call crimestoppers at 215-STOP.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

    Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:20 PM EDT2018-07-19 03:20:36 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:31:46 GMT
    (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP) Former gymnast Sarah Klein, former Michigan State softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez and gymnast Aly Raisman, from left in front, and others who suffered sexual abuse accept the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage.(Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP) Former gymnast Sarah Klein, former Michigan State softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez and gymnast Aly Raisman, from left in front, and others who suffered sexual abuse accept the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage.

    The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday night in a powerful and solemn closing to the show highlighting the past year's top athletes and moments in sports.

    More >>

    The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday night in a powerful and solemn closing to the show highlighting the past year's top athletes and moments in sports.

    More >>
  • Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

    Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:08:46 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:26 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:26:58 GMT
    Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

    More >>

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

    More >>
  • Trump 'disagrees' with Putin offer to interview Americans

    Trump 'disagrees' with Putin offer to interview Americans

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-07-19 04:30:42 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:25 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:25:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during his meeting with members of his cabinet in Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Looking on is Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during his meeting with members of his cabinet in Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Looking on is Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat...

    Trump said Wednesday he told the Russian president face-to-face during Monday's summit to stay out of America's elections "and that's the way it's going to be."

    More >>

    Trump said Wednesday he told the Russian president face-to-face during Monday's summit to stay out of America's elections "and that's the way it's going to be."

    More >>
Powered by Frankly