Family seeks answers in shooting death of Prentice Davis

Family seeks answers in shooting death of Prentice Davis
Jessica Simmons, sister
Jessica Simmons, sister

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany woman is speaking out about her brother's death, hoping for answers. Jessica Simmons says it's frustrating not knowing who her killed her brother, who was killed in a drive-by shooting while riding his bicycle six months ago.

Simmons says the last couple of months has been hard on her family and she's hoping someone will come forward with answers surrounding her brother's death.

"It's one thing for him to have been killed, it's a totally different thing for you to not know who did it," said Jessica Simmons, Sister.

Jessica Simmons is seeking justice in the death of her brother Prentice Davis.

"I've had a brother to pass before and this was the worst thing I have felt in my life," said Simmons.

The 19-year-old was shot in the buttocks riding his bike in the 700 block of West Society Avenue in April. Davis died at the hospital.

"He was the sweetest person you could ever meet in your life," said Simmons. "This was a person that would give you the shirt off his back."

Davis has been shot before. In October 2013, Davis was riding his bike on East Broad Avenue when a man jumped out his car shooting him in the stomach.

Simmons says Davis was working on turning his life around.

"So he was getting it together," said Simmons. "He was writing me everyday about jobs. I'm sending him money so he can get his license and his I-D so that when he goes to talk to these people he can be prepared. He was trying. He got back in school."

Simmons says she wants more from law enforcers and the community to help solve her brother's case.

"We also are hurting," said Simmons. "It's one thing to say you know be patient and do this but it's another to wake up everyday and feel like you don't have a reason too."

Albany Police say so far they are no new leads into this investigation, and they need your tips to help solve this case. If you have any information on the shooting death of Prentice Davis you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 436- TIPS.

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