N. Mpls. Community Celebrates Life of Terrell Mayes on Would-Be 6th Birthday

Updated: 07/29/2014 7:15 PM
Created: 07/29/2014 7:15 AM
By: Megan Matthews

It’s been 2 ½ years since 3-year-old Terrell Mayes Jr. was hit and killed by a stray bullet in North Minneapolis. On Tuesday, which would have been Terrell's sixth birthday, MAD DADS of Minneapolis hosted an event to celebrate his life.

Terrell was shot the day after Christmas in 2011 while inside a home on Colfax Avenue North. Police don’t believe the people inside the home were the intended target of the shooting.

Despite billboards, a $60,000 reward, and emotional appeals from Terrell's mother, police have not identified or arrested a suspect in the shooting death.

A celebration was held from 4-7 p.m. at Colfax Avenue North in Minneapolis. There were games, food, music and a moment of silence to remember Terrell.

Terrell's mother, Marsha Mayes, was there. She said this celebration is about more than just her son.

"It's Junior's day, but it's the community's day too. I also want the world to know, the killer's still out there...It's been almost three years...that's not right," she add.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 651-452-7463.

Photo: KSTP-TV

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