Virginia Beach family remembers man shot and killed in convenience store

Posted at 4:06 PM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-20 23:23:55-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Friday, remnants of crime tape and now only memories to a family are what’s left behind after police found a man shot and killed in a convenience store Thursday night. 

“I pulled up because I was supposed to pick him up to babysit my kids. I look inside the store and my brother’s laying in there bleeding," says Lanayaa Jordan, the victim's sister.

The mother and sister of 20-year-old Jamal Davis say he was a good kid who was planning on going back to college.

Police say they were called to this part of Newtown Road around 9 p.m. Thursday night. When they arrived they found a man dead from a gunshot wound.

The victim’s family says Davis was the father of a two-year-old son, Majestic, and would have been 21 next month - a birthday he will now never get to celebrate. The family, still in disbelief, says he was taken too soon.

“Jamal was such a good kid and I want everybody to know that," says Jordan.

The family held a vigil Friday night near the spot Davis was killed. Davis' mother, Lawanda, held Majestic, who will grow up without his father.

Numb and angry, Jordan told News 3 that the bullet was meant for someone else.

"Jamal is supposed to be laughing and joking right now, and Jamal is at J.T. Fisher [Funeral Home]," she said. "Why is he at a funeral home at 20 years old? His birthday's next month. Why the hell is he at a funeral home?"

The crowd that came to celebrate Davis' life released balloons while his favorite songs played.

The vigil ended with a call for an end to senseless violence and for those behind Davis' death to turn themselves in.