Bridgeport mom demands justice 2 years after son's fatal shooting in Stratford
A Bridgeport mother demanded justice on Monday as she marked the two-year anniversary of her son being shot to death in Stratford.
News 12 Connecticut’s Frank Recchia sat down with Teresa Jones who said her son was an innocent bystander in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Jones spends a lot of time nowadays with her grandson, Tykeem Jones Jr. – named after his father Tykeem Jones Sr., who was killed on Dec. 17, 2021.
"He was my youngest. The baby," said Jones. "So giving and loving and funny."
Police say Tykeem Sr. was shot to death at Light Street and Barnum Avenue in Stratford, just a week before Christmas.
News 12 sat down with the family days after the shooting, but two years have gone by and the person responsible for killing Tykeem Sr. remains just as much of a mystery now as it was then.
"I want to know what happened because he didn't bother nobody. Everybody knew that,” said Jones. “He took care of his child, just minded his business and this [happened]…it's strange. Not a day I don't wake up thinking of him."
Police said their investigation remains open and active.
"It's devastating because I don't have answers. No justice for him, for his child or me,” said Jones. “It's really hard, nobody getting back with us."
Jones is determined to keep spreading awareness and to see her son's murder solved no matter how long it takes.
"I want justice for my child,” said Jones.
The Stratford Police Department urges anyone with information to contact them.