Vigil held to remember pregnant woman killed in Newport News double shooting


(ANITA) WE BEGIN TONIGHT AS FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF A PREGNANT WOMAN KILLED IN NEWPORT NEWS — FIGHT FOR JUSTICE. SOMEONE SHOT 20-YEAR-OLD TIARA JEFFERSON EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING WHILE SHE WAS DRIVING. (TOM) TONIGHT — THOSE WHO LOVED HER, GATHERED IN HAMPTON TO REMEMBER HER. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S KARA DIXON JOINS US NOW. KARA — THE FAMILY SAYS THEY’RE DEVASTATED. (KARA) YEAH, THEY DEFINITELY ARE. NOT JUST BECAUSE THEY SAY JEFFERSON WAS QUIET, RESPONSIBLE, AND STAYED OUT OF TROUBLE. BUT, BECAUSE HER ONE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER,AVA, WAS ALSO IN THE CAR AT THE TIME. (KARA DIXON REPORTING) TATYANA JEFFERSON-SISTER OF TIARA JEFFERSON JEFFERSONT 9 T “THAT’S HEARTLESS TO DO. THAT’S HEARTLESS TO DO. SHE WAS PREGNANT. THEY PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW BUT SHE WAS INNOCENT. ” AND THAT’S ALL THAT WAS ON JEFFERSON’S MIND AS SHE AND OTHERS SET UP FOR HER SISTER’S VIGIL. SOMEONE SHOT AND KILLED TIARA JEFFERSON THURSDAY MORNING WHILE SHE WAS DRIVING IN NEWPORT NEWS. SHE WAS 15 WEEKS PREGNANT. JEFFERSON 2-“I KNOW HER STORY IS TOUCHING TO A LOT OF PEOPLE. SHE WAS YOUNG, SHE WAS INNOCCENT BUT I DIDN’T EXPECT THE TURNOUT WE GOT TODAY.” RELATIVES, FRIENDS,EVEN STRANGERS REMEMBER THE 20 YEAR TAKEN SO QUICKLY AND UNEXPECTED. JEFFERSON SAYS HER SISTER WAS DROPPING OFF HER BOYFRIEND AFTER RETURNING FROM RICHMOND. HE WAS SHOT BUT LIVED. JEFFERSON 3-“I THINK IT WAS SOME YOUNG PEOPLE BEING DUMB. BUT WHOEVER DID IT IS CAUSING A LIFETIME OF PAIN FOR HER FAMILY, ESPECIALLY ONE YEAR OLD AVA WHO WITH HER MOTHER. AVA’S FATHER WAS ALSO SHOT AND KILLED WHEN SHE WAS 4 MONTHS OLD. JEFFERSON 7″IT’S SAD MY NIECE DON’T HAVE A FATHER OR MOTHER. SHE WAS IN THE CAR. SHE’S A BABY BUT SHE DON’T KNOW. BUT I’M SURE IT’S TRAUMATIZING. ” JEFERSON SAYS SHE DOESN’T KNOW HOW SHE’LL TELL THE YOUNG GIRL WHAT HAPPENED WHEN SHE GROWS UP. SHE HOPES BY THAT TIME, THEY’LL FIND THE KILLER. JEFFERSON 8 “THE FACT I’M NOT GOING TO SEE MY SISTER, TOUCH MY SISTER, LOVE MY SISTER, THAT HURTS. THAT’S CRAZY. I JUST WANT JUSTICE. I DON’T WANT RETAILIATION. I JUST WANT YOU TO TURN YOURSELF IN. I WANT YOU TO HAVE SYMPATHY FOR WHAT YOU DID. I WANT JUSTICE FOR MY SISTER AND I’M NOT GOING TO STOP UNTIL I GET IT.” (KARA) POLICE HAVE NOT RELEASED ANY SUSPECT INFORMATION. IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING YOU CAN CALL THE CRIME LINE ANONYMOUSLY OR REPORT IT USING P3 TIPS APP. (TOM)

3 Replies to “Vigil held to remember pregnant woman killed in Newport News double shooting”

  1. Rip to the young lady and my condolences to her family and friends who were affected by this violence especially her one year daughter

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