ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - Tragedy struck a close knit, God-fearing family on September 7, 2015 when 35-year-old Gregory Jordan, a father of two, was gunned down in the 1400 block of shawmut place. His killer turned out to be one of his closest friends.
“My son was a very loving guy,” said Carolyn Lollis, Gregory’s mother. “He would feed anyone that needed anything to eat. If they needed somewhere to stay he would always open up his home to them.”
Lollis still lives with the pain of having to bury her son.
“It’s very hurtful. But I go to church. I try to pray and my church members help pray for me,” she said.
According to witnesses, Gregory was unarmed. He was shot in the back following an argument over money.
The suspect, 28-year-old Benjamin Chatman, has been on the run ever since.
“It’s destroyed my family. It’s destroyed the family. It’s hard because this is nothing we had expected. To get a phone call that says that Gregory was dead,” said Cynthia Fitzgerald, Gregory’s aunt, who found out about his death while watching the news.
Fitzgerald said the next story she wants to hear on television is that Chatman is behind bars.
“Somebody knows where he is,” she said. “We just want somebody to step forward. You know where he is. Turn him in.”
Gregory’s mother said the family will have justice, sooner or later.
“If you ever lost anyone, you know how I feel. I just want justice,” she said. “I would like for you all to turn him in and quit hiding him out because you’re doing the right thing. If we don’t get him, God’s gonna get him. We gonna get justice some kinda way.”