LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A man’s life — cut short before he even saw his 30th birthday.
29-year-old Jonathan Terry’s life was lost to gun violence on September 28, 2016… his Facebook profile still donning proud pictures of him and his newborn baby girl.
Terry was found lying in a central Little Rock street around 11:25 p.m. on a Wednesday night. Police say they were called to the 2600 block of Elm Street, near the intersection of S. Elm and W. 24th Streets.
Terry reportedly had a gunshot wound to the right side of his face and was found with no pulse. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to the police report, someone in the area spotted Terry’s injured body and called police. The caller said he had been wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.
A man who lives in a home nearby told police he didn’t hear any gunshots. Still, officers searched the area for shell casings, but found none.
Jonathan’s brother, Greg Terry, described his brother as a “good person.”
“He’d do anything out the way for you, break his neck. I can call him right now if I need he would come through,” Greg said.
Jonathan was reportedly found with no identification on him and police suspected he may have been dumped in the street after being shot, though they could never confirm those suspicions.
“I don’t care what a person do in the world, they don’t deserve to get killed like he did,” said Greg.
Jonathan will now never live to see his young daughter, Jah’zion Terry, live her life. And, likewise, Jah’zion will never know a life with her dad due to senseless violence.
Little Rock Police said they do not have many clues in Jonathan’s murder and ask anyone who knows anything to please come forward.