Hopewell murder victim's killer still not found

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - Johnell Haynes should have turned 25 Sunday. Instead, his family celebrated his birthday without him. The Prince George County man was killed in Hopewell in May 2010.

He was shot and killed on Poplar Street in the middle of the night. Police still haven't found his killer.

His family tried to keep his memory alive Sunday, by celebrating his birthday, but say they won't feel like they can move on until someone is prosecuted for killing Johnell. They're begging anyone who knows anything, to come forward.

"My son was on there, on the ground shot to death," explained Tammy Fisher. "And somebody seen something. You know? In my heart somebody seen something."

Johnell's family still doesn't have answers about who killed him- and that makes it hard to move on.

"What was so serious that you had to jump my brother, rob him, and take his money. shoot him in the head?" asked Justin Fisher of whomever killed his brother. "It makes me mad. It makes me angry."

"He passed away when he was 7 weeks," said Erin Venable, Johnell's fiance, pointing to the couples' son. "Its like…I gotta raise him by myself."

They think someone saw what happened or knows who did it. Johnell was shot in the middle of the street.

"I know people know stuff and it's like the no snitching thing, the no snitching policy in the streets, somebody need to say something," said Venable. "Somebody knows something and it's not fair to my baby."

"I wish to God somebody come out and tell me, you know, who killed my son," said Tammy Fisher.

She hopes someone watching, will give them the answers they need.

"He was a good kid with a loving family, loving friends and we'd like someone to come forth and find the person who did this to my son!" added John Haynes.

"I want to have closure. and right now I don't have no closure. you know? I'm still hurting." said Fisher.

If you know anything about this case, you can call Crime Solvers at 804-541-2202.

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