It was discovered Sunday that a juvenile was responsible for the murder of 18-year-old Jaylon Jackson that occurred on June 9 at a townhome in the South Boulevard-Park Row area in Dallas.
Jackson was a recent graduate of James Madison High School. Sources say that he was at a friend's house and waiting for him outside when he was shot in a drive-by shooting in the 300 block of Ezekial Avenue. Sources say that there is nothing this kid was doing that would have warranted the shooting.
Upon arrival, Dallas Police found the victim injured from a gunshot wound. Jaylon Jackson was immediately transported to Baylor Hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Jaylon Jackson's mother, Rashida Jackson, expressed that this was her biggest fear. She said that she made sure to know where her son was at all times and would frequently call and check up on him.
"I tried everything I could to avoid this," said his mother. "That was my biggest fear and I told him 'I'm trying to keep you alive,' I actually told him that."
The juvenile responsible for murdering Jackson was already in the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center on an unrelated charge when a murder warrant was issued for him on June 12. He is currently being held in the detention center with a bond of $1,000,000.000.