• Teen Dies, Relatives Say Dad Shot Him (Video)

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    Published : Monday, 16 Nov 2009, 10:35 PM EST
    Updated: Monday, 16 Nov 2009, 10:35 PM EST

    By RONNIE DAHL
    myFOXDetroit.com

    HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (myFOXDetroit.com) – A 15-year-old is gunned down outside his home. Jamar Pinkney, Junior’s life slowly slipped away in an empty Highland Park lot Monday afternoon. His aunt rushed to his side as he was dying.

    “My nephew was laying on the ground, but he was begging and pleading… no, daddy, don’t do this,” said aunt Yolanda Cherry. “I was trying to make sure he stayed warm.”

    Family members tell FOX 2 Jamar and his father had been arguing. They say his dad, Jamar Senior, ordered the teen out of his mother’s house on North Street, led him to the lot at gunpoint and then forced him to take off his clothes before shooting him.

    “I didn’t know he was that kind of a father that he would… come and kill his own blood. He’s got to be sick,” said the teen’s grandfather.

    Michigan State Police investigators spent much of the night combing the grassy area gathering evidence.

    Relatives say after shooting his son, Jamar Senior simply got in his car and drove away, leaving behind his dying son and a shattered family.

    “What ever my grandson did there was nothing in this world to take his life like he did. Shot him down on his knees after he hit him with that gun,” the grandfather said.

    “For you to… make him strip down butt naked and make him get on his knees like that and then shoot him in back of head, it wasn’t worth it… Senseless,” Cherry said.

    We’re told Jamar Senior is in police custody and being questioned. As for what this argument was all about, on that subject both the family nor police are not commenting.

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