DETROIT (WJBK) - A 15-year-old with a bright future was killed in front of her grandmother's house during a family gathering. Nearly two years later, the person who shot and killed her still hasn't been caught.
Jada was at a birthday party at her grandmother's house on Ardmore Street near Grand River and Schoolcraft when a speeding car came down the street. Her brother flagged him down, telling him to slow down.
Someone in the car responded by opening fire on the crowd. Jada was the only one who got hit, dying from her gunshot wounds. That was in October of 2016.
"She shouldn't have left us this early, but you took her. And I need closure," her mother, Tawanna Rankin, pleads.
Jada was an honor student at Sterling Heights High School. She carried a 4.0 GPA and had been nominated for homecoming court. Her classmates honored her life by making her homecoming queen.
"The guys that committed this crime (are) cowards in my eyes," says her father, Jimmie Rankin.
The family has spent nearly two years, pleading on Crime Stoppers several times, asking anyone with information to speak up and help police capture the killer.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $13,500 reward for information leading to an arrest. If you have that information, call 1-800-SPEAK-UP. You will remain anonymous.