Family of slain teen to mark his death

first_imgBy Larry Altman STAFF WRITER The mother and twin sister of a Carson teenager will light candles and say prayers Thursday to mark the sixth anniversary of his shooting death. The Oct. 18, 2001, killing of 14-year-old Dwayne Jackson remains unsolved. A $50,000 reward still stands for information that leads to his killer. Dwayne, a Carson High School freshman, was not a gang member. The city of Carson has offered a $10,000 reward and Justice for Murdered Children is offering $40,000 for information that leads to the killer’s conviction. Dwayne’s sister, Denisha, came up with the idea to light a candle at the minute he died – 6:49 p.m., Jackson said. Mother and daughter, who have since moved away, will pass out fliers “to let him know his mom and his sister are not going to give up trying,” Jackson said. They invite anyone to join them by placing flowers or lighting a candle at the site. Dwayne would have been 20 years old. “He would probably be in college, playing football, something he wanted to do,” his mother said. [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“We need the witnesses to come forward,” said Dwayne’s mother, Jackie Jackson. “No parent should have to go through this at all. Who would have ever thought I would have to bury my 14-year-old son behind the senseless war we have going on in the streets?” Dwayne was killed outside his home in the 1400 block of Fernrock Street by a gunman in a white Chevrolet Caprice with a taxi sign on it. Dwayne, who was on his bicycle, had moved close to the car when the person inside said something to him. A gunman inside then shot him. last_img read more