BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Friends and family of a Baltimore teenager who was shot dead on the night of his junior prom came together to honor him at a candlelight vigil on Wednesday.
Jasmine Brunson was shot dead at a party after prom.
His family members say they are heartbroken.
His friends say the fatal shooting still doesn’t feel real.
And everyone wants the person who killed the 17-year-old teenager to come forward and admit their crime.
Baltimore police say Brunson was killed at an after-party thrown by someone at a house they rented on East Lafayette Street.
“I was in shock,” said Trayvon, one of Brunson’s best friends. “I didn’t want to believe it. I still don’t want to believe it. It was devastating, heartbreaking.”
Trayvon described Brunson as a funny person who smiled all the time.
“He was a caring person,” he said. “You didn’t have something, he had it. he would give it to you He would give you the clothes off his back.
Brunson’s cousin said the teenager enjoys swimming, school and boxing.
Before his death, Brunson spent his free time caring for his grandfather, who was suffering from a stroke.
So far there have been no arrests. And even though Brunson is gone, Trayvon says his memories of him will live on forever.
“One thing he always wanted from me was to improve my grades in school and go back to school. So I will do that.”
Maryland has doubled the reward for tips leading investigators to the person who killed Brunson to $16,000.
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