Jowan Childress' white shirt was stained with his twin brother's blood.
Hours earlier, on Aug. 19, 2012, Saveon Childress, 27, was shot dead on Prospect Avenue by two men on bicycles. Two years later, the death remains unsolved.
Police said the brothers were walking along Lincoln Avenue when they encountered the two suspects on bicycles at Lincoln and Hoag Street. The four had a brief conversation and each pair went their separate ways. The brothers walked north on Hoag and the suspects continued west on Lincoln. The four met again, moments later, on Prospect between Ray and Hoag. Shots were fired.
Saveon, struck multiple times, went down. He was pronounced dead at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.
"I ain't gonna say he was the best [man]. I ain't gonna say he was a bad [man], but he was my … brother," said Corey Childress, a brother. "I hate that I lost my … brother."
In the days after the shooting, police released surveillance video of the men on bicycles who they believe shot Childress. Even with possible suspect images in the public domain, not enough information has come forward to warrant any charges.
Police ask that anyone with information about the shooting death call Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111.
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