Former suspect in fatal child shootings wants his name cleared

He was a suspect in the murders of two Detroit children but police let him go.

- He was a suspect in the murders of two Detroit children but police let him go.

Now he's desperate to clear his name in the neighborhood and he is opening up to FOX 2.

"It's hurting me right now, I don't know what to do," said Hoisea Jackson.

Desperation has led Hoisea Jackson to FOX 2, out of fear he met us at a street corner in Detroit, where is constantly looking over his shoulder.

"I can't even have my kids around me riding," Jackson said. "I think someone is going to kill me."

He's attempting to reclaim what was lost simply by being accused of something he didn't do.

"I don't go to sleep, I think about this everyday."

You may have seen Hoisea Jackson's face before - Detroit police named him as a suspect wanted in the shooting death of a 6-month-old child. A death that is said be a retaliation killing after a 3-year-old girl was shot and killed on Easter.

Jackson said he was actually a suspect in both crimes but had nothing to do with either of them.

"I want to show that I didn't do it. that I don't have anything to do with it," he said.

And police say it's true as soon as Jackson saw his face on the news he turned himself in. But investigators say his alibi checked out and the charges were dropped but the stigma of being accused appears to linger.

"I get threats everyday talking about when they see me or catch me, they are going to kill me," Jackson said.

Threats from the families who have lost their children to street violence.  All of this he says has made everyday life almost unlivable.

"I never know if someone is going to run up on me and kill me," he said. "I've got kids. I don't know what's going to happen."

All he can do now is hope justice will come and with it peace.

"We need to stop the violence. we need to stop all this today."


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