The family of a teen who was killed in a shooting at a Huntersville apartment complex is offering a reward for information leading to the shooter's arrest.
Police responded to The Landings Apartment complex off Northcross Drive, just off Sam Furr Road near Birkdale Village just after 6 p.m. on February 19.
Once on scene they found a man, later identified as 19-year-old Peter Michael Jordan, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Medic personnel attempted resuscitation, but were unsuccessful.
Jordan was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators then spent several hours gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses.
Pat Blackwelder, a resident of the apartment complex, told WBTV he heard the gunshots.
"We just heard a pop-pop," he recalled. "And I walked around the corner and saw a Spanish man, shot laid on the ground."
Other witnesses told WBTV a man was sitting on his porch when a another man jumped out of a car and began firing.
Huntersville Police Capt. Kevin Johnston couldn't confirm those reports but did tell reporters they are looking for several suspects.
"I can't really go into a lot of details and this point because it's still very fluid," he said.
Police also couldn't give a suspect description, but Blackwelder remembers seeing a car speed away from the scene.
"A black Impala came out of here, wide open," he said.
On March 5, Jordan's family released the following statement:
"WHO DID THIS TO PETER AND WHY?
A fun-loving 19 year old boy, who has touched the lives of so many, was killed on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. His grieving mom, step-father, sister, brothers, family and friends want to know why he was killed at gun point.
Peter was born in New York City and moved to North Carolina with his mom when he was 11 years old. His mom built a beautiful home in Cornelius where she thought it would be a safe and happy place to raise her son.
Peter attended Bradley Middle, Bailey Middle, Lake Norman Charter and Hough High School. He enjoyed playing the keyboard, guitar and drums. He made many friends in North Carolina; friends of all ages, sex, race and ethnical backgrounds. His friends looked up to him as a big brother, best friend and true confidant. They described their relationship with Peter as the person that always had their back, gave them good advice and helped them when they needed help. Peter was known to have a "big heart", and would give you the shirt off his back. "The gentle giant" as he was sometimes referred to, made his friends and those around him feel he was there to protect them.
The Huntersville Police Department is working around the clock trying to solve this case. Peter's parents, siblings, friends and relatives are asking anyone with helpful information to contact the Huntersville Police Department or North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers. The family of Peter Jordan is offering a reward of $5,000 to anyone with information that would lead to an arrest of the person or persons responsible for Peter's death. The Peter Michael Jordan Memorial Fund has been created and donations can be made at any local Wells Fargo Bank. The funds collected through the memorial fund will be allocated to the reward offered by the family and added to any reward given by Crime Stoppers.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Huntersville Police Department at (704)464-5400, or North Mecklenburg Crimestoppers at (704)896-7876.
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