According to KCBS NEWS, it looks like they have found the killer of Jamiel Shaw. A known gang member Pedro Espinoza was scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon at the downtown Los Angeles courthouse on the capital murder charge in 17-year-old Jamiel Shaw Jr.'s slaying in the 2100 block of Fifth Avenue, just steps from his Arlington Heights home.
Jamiel was an up coming football star. His dad had mentioned that already several football organizations had been approaching him. Jamiel's mother, Army Sgt. Anita Shaw, was serving in Iraq when her son was slain. She called for community action to stop gang violence.
I am just happy that they have a suspect in custody. Sadly, this is an occurrence that affects the community everyday. It is not just this one case. It takes the media to bring cases like this in the forefront.
Many mourners gathered at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ for a funeral service for Shaw -- who was remembered Monday night at a public viewing as a young man with a promising future that was cut tragically short.
I spend several years in Los Angeles, where I had to watch the "colors" I wore and what my kids wore just to go to the store.