"18-years-old. You took him, you took me;" Father mourns the loss of his son
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A family is grieving the loss of their 18-year-old son after Lynchburg police said Jordan Jacob Keyes died after being shot on Taylor Street sometime Thursday night.
The pain continues to run through Jordan Keyes' father, Bearrys Tucker, who is still coming to terms with the loss of his 18-year-old son.
"18-years-old, you took him. You took me. C'mon now," an emotional Tuckers said.
Tuckers said Keyes wanted to be a chef and saw a glow and passion in his son as Keyes was already showing his talents, as Tuckers said, his son was the best cook in the home.
That flame is now gone, but Tuckers isn't letting his son just fade out of the picture.
"He's not dead in my mind. He ain't dead in my heart. Jordan will always be Jordan," he said.
According to Tuckers, his son got shot right outside their home in the 1800 block of Taylor Street. Lynchburg police said when they got there they found Keyes and sent him over to Lynchburg General Hospital where he later died from his injuries.
"Children man. Why are kids killing kids?" Tuckers questioned.
Now the search begins for justice. Tuckers gave us a message from a father who has lost what no father should.
"Whoever hurt my son, took his life. I'm so p***ed off at you," he said.
According to Keyes Facebook page, he attended Heritage High School in Lynchburg.
Lynchburg City Schools said, "there is a team of LCS employees who work together to provide support in times like these. School counselors, social workers, and psychologists are in place to provide support to the students and staff."
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective D.S. Dempsey at (434) 455-6161 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.