Crime Stoppers: Family still seeking answers 1 year after Jamar Shaw's murder

Crime Stoppers: Family still seeking answers 1 year after Jamar Shaw’s murder

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- June 7 marks one year since a family in Milwaukee lost their only son to gun violence. This weekend, they will be taking to the streets to find justice. 

Jamar Shaw was murdered one month before his 29th birthday. Milwaukee police detectives found Shaw lying outside of his white Buick Enclave on June 7, 2023. Witnesses say more than a dozen gunshots rang out. 

An Uber driver tried to save Shaw's life, but he died from his injuries. 

Saturday, June 8, his parents -- Katina and Jermain Shaw -- say they will have a vigil, hand out flyers and gun locks to the community to encourage people to stop the violence and speak up about their son's case. 

"He had a very bright future full of promise, we just want justice for our son," said Katina Shaw. "This is not about the punishment for the perpetrator, we just want to acknowledge the value of my son's life...we want whoever did this to pay."

There is a $21,000 reward for anyone who has information about Shaw's murder. 

He was a father who left behind two children, and his parents say those kids keep them going. 

The event on Saturday is open to anyone from the community. It will begin at 1st and Keefe Avenue at 11 a.m. 

If you know anything about what happened in this case, call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-8477. You can also use the P3 Tips App. If your tip leads to an arrest in this case, you will get cash.  

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