Bobby Jackson’s Father Asks: “Just tell what you heard.”

The Washington Post this morning has a plea from Bobby Jackson‘s father. He wants anyone who might know what happened to his son to come forward.

Jackson, 29, was found dead of a gunshot wound in the 5900 block of Eads Street, NE shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 25.

Reports the Post:

Jackson, 29, was expecting a second child, according to Bobby Jackson Sr., who said his son’s troubled childhood included dropping out of Ballou High School at 16 to work at fast-food restaurants.

Jackson Jr. used PCP, did some small-time drug dealing and faced charges for misdemeanor offenses, including joy riding in stolen cars and drug possession, according to his father.

Jackson’s mother, Stephanie Lyles, 53, died after being hit by a car in Southeast in March. “You could say he was dealt some bad cards,” said Jackson Sr. “I’m not saying he was an angel, but who is?”

According to the Post, no witnesses in Jackson’s case have come forward and efforts to solve it have been “stymied.”

More than two months after the shooting, police have no strong suspects. Nobody in the neighborhood, a tightly packed hamlet of small homes, called 911 until almost an hour after the shots were fired, law enforcement sources say, hampering efforts to make quick arrests or gather leads. Canvassing the neighborhood has yielded little useful information.

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