Two years after man is killed, family hopes for justice
CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - A husband and father brutally murdered two years ago, the killer is still on the loose. The victim’s family is desperate for an arrest in the case.
Jamal Hodge was shot and killed just two weeks shy of his 39th birthday. Hodge's family was left with more questions than answers.
"There's no closure. There's no closure," said Kareem Hodge, the victim's brother.
Someone murdered the 38-year-old man at a condominium complex near College Park on Nov. 5, 2016, just two weeks shy of his 39th birthday.
Clayton County Police found Hodge shot to death outside of his white Tahoe truck at around 7 p.m. Investigators initially believed his death was tied to something he was trying to sell on Craigslist.
Hodge, who was an IT professional and martial arts expert, was described as a strong Christian, devoted husband, and father to his six children.
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"My brother he wasn't a criminal; he wasn't a thug. He was an upright man," his brother said.
Hodge's mother last traveled to Georgia on the one-year anniversary of her son's death, visiting his gravesite where she made a public plea for help in solving his murder.
"We still aren't any closer to who done this, the people that are responsible," said Katherine Hodge, the victim's mother.
A resident at the complex, where Hodge was killed, who asked us not to show his face or name him, recalled seeing Hodge moments before the shooting.
"He sat there about 15 minutes and about five minutes after that two young guys dressed in black walked over to the truck," the man said.
The man said he walked inside then heard gunshots.