On what would have been the 9th birthday of Jada Page, her mother, Dominique Brown, publicized a gofundme campaign to increase the reward for information that could lead to an arrest in her daughter’s drive-by killing.
“It’s day 8 and still no arrest! Everybody keeps asking what they can do, well, I need EVERYBODY’s help now,” Brown wrote on Instagram and Facebook posts Tuesday. “HELP ME DOUBLE THE REWARD! I know at $50,000, somebody will TALK! My baby deserves justice and for her birthday, let’s give her that.”
On August 28, Jada and her father, James Page, 32, were wounded in his Northwest Miami-Dade front yard — as they were headed to the movies — in a drive-by shooting. Jada, who was near the front porch, was struck in the back of the head and her father was shot in the chest. Page, who is expected to survive, was the target, police said.
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Two days later, Jada died. She had only been a fourth-grader one week at Sea Castle Elementary School in Miramar.
For the 48 hours after Jada was shot, family members and friends had taken to social media praying for a miracle inspiring the hashtags #prayforjada and #justice4jada.