Family, friends remember life lost in Michigan Street shooting
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – “We ask god that you would allow peace to flow throughout all of South Bend,” one man is heard saying during a prayer.
Prayers, hugs and tears as friends and family mourn the loss of 32-year-old Carrie Jamerson.
“I was totally devastated when I go the phone call,” Angela Clinton, Carrie’s mom said.
Surrounded by support Angela Clinton remembers her daughter.
“Carrie was a young lady that loved people, loved taking care of people. She loved her family. When she loved, she loved you,” she said. “She enjoyed living life and making people smile.”
Dominick Williams was Carrie's boyfriend.
“It’s just hard, it’s just hard,” Williams said. “Carrie was a very very special person to me.”
“About a month or so before this had happened she called everybody and asked them to forgive her and told them that she loved them,” Clinton said.
Carrie Jamerson was shot and killed on New Years Day at the Savage Guardians Motorcycle Club off of Michigan Street.
28-year-old Salmen Johnson was also shot but was treated and released from the hospital.
As the community gathered Monday night at the vigil, one of the workers at the bar was emotional at times.
“I’m supposed to protect anybody who comes in this mother******* club. This s*** was not supposed to happen,” the worker said.
Community members releasing balloons in Carrie's honor and remembering her, together.
“There were people who were saying that they loved her but when I saw all these people out here they showed her that they loved her by being here,” Clinton said.
Even new South Bend Mayor James Mueller was there.
“This is a reminder that we have a lot of work to do to get to a place where we want to be,” Mueller said. “This needs to be a community that is safe for everyone across the city and for residents and we put forth ideas in the campaign that we’re looking to make good on in the coming months.”
Pleading for the community to join together to stop the violence in South Bend.
“Need the community to come together. We either move forward together or don’t move forward at all,” he said.
“We do not want any other family to have to go through what we’re going through because they would not be able to do it,” Clinton said. “I don’t want this young man hurt. I don’t want anybody to retaliate.”
Metro homicide is still investigating. No suspects have been identified and no charges have been filed as of yet.