Jerrick Jackson, younger brother of Bishop Wiley Jackson, was shot multiple times inside his Atlanta home, while his fiancée was forced to watch. Jackson died after being transported to Grady Memorial Hospital as a result of the attack.
According to reports, Jackson and his fiancee had just returned home from a fast-food restaurant around 1 a.m. when they were approached by several males with guns drawn. After robbing Jackson and the woman of a wallet and purse outside the home, the suspects ordered the couple inside the home, where Jackson and one of the suspects began to fight. One of the suspects then shot Jackson several times before they left the home in the same vehicle.
Jackson’s brother, Bishop Wiley Jackson, founder and pastor of the Gospel Tabernacle Cathedral, released a statement asking that those responsible for his brother’s death surrender.
“To the young men who committed this senseless act, as a man of faith and a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I have already forgiven you,” he said. “But I ask you to turn yourselves in so that you can begin the process of true redemption.”
Atlanta Police Major Darryl Tolleson said homicide investigators have several leads in the case, but no suspects have been named as of yet. Investigators believe the motive was robbery, but are not ruling out other possibilities.