NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Jeffrey Jackson measured success with smiles. And every time hisname came up at his memorial, you couldn't help but laugh.
Maybe the only thing he had more of than a sense of humor was awill to help.
And now, one day after the gentle giant known as "Doodie" waskilled just steps from his Newport News home Friday morning, hisfamily is asking for the help they wish they didn't need.
"Somebody has to come forward and say something," pleadedJeffrey's father, Brion Jackson.
At the place he died, the only thing growing faster than thememorial is the number of tears. His family will not find anycomfort until they find answers.
Officers discovered the body of Jackson in front of a dumpsterat the Woodview Apartments on Manor Road at around 12:30 Fridaymorning.
Friends and relatives of the teenager say he was excited aboutstarting the new school year as a junior at Woodside HighSchool.
Jackson's cousin, Montrea Everett cried, "I don't know who woulddo something like this, because he didn't do anything to anybodyand it really hurts me that someone would just gun my cousin downfor nothing at all."
So far, no motive or suspect information has been released.
If you know anything that could help police call Crime Line at1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
A Newport News man is wanted in connection to a shooting in Hampton over the weekend.
Norfolk Police need help identifying two suspects who tried to rob a tobacco store Friday afternoon.
Two Virginia Beach school buses were involved in accidents Tuesday morning.