Silence has allowed murder cases to go cold and a family in Nashville doesn’t want their case to be the next one.
With a mark on the door and a mark on her heart, Tia Fitzpatrick-Young went to the Edgehill home where her husband was killed and saw the bullet hole from the gun that shot him.
“Pain,” is what she said she feels but Sunday, she didn’t have to experience that feeling alone.
On Sunday night, the Nashville nonprofit “Partners in the struggle” gathered with Tia to host a flashlight prayer vigil to remember her husband, Glen Young.
Metro police say Young was inside his apartment on Horton Avenue in the Edgehill neighborhood when he heard gunshots being fired outside his door. He opened the door to look outside and was hit in the chest.
“We want justice,” said Tia.
“He was innocent, had nothing to do with whatever was going on at the time of his murder,” said his son Jimmy Reed.
Young’s family says he was loving, outgoing, and caring. Earl Jordan, CEO of the nonprofit, believes someone out there knows something.
The family believes that too and hopes someone will come forward.
“I’m just hoping and praying that someone comes out with some kind of clue or something to give us this closure,” said Tia.
“Partners in the Struggle” will be holding an active shooter training class as part of their Gun Violence Awareness Month.
The class will be Saturday, Dec. 8 at noon at the Metro police Hermitage precinct, located at 3701 James Kay Lane.