Posted: Sep 26, 2012 8:29 PM by Josh Breslow
Updated: Sep 26, 2012 8:30 PM
A one-month-old child is left to grow up without a father after a deadly shooting Tuesday night in Lexington.
Gunfire broke out around 8:30 p.m. inside a unit at Matador North Apartments on Winburn Drive.
16-year-old Jaleel Raglin was shot. He was taken to UK Hospital where he was pronounced dead, a short time later.
"Jaleel loved him so much," said Da'Jure Jones, the mother of Raglin's child, as she held their 4-week-old son, Kaiden.
Jones said Raglin was at her apartment visiting Kaiden Tuesday night, when she stepped outside.
"When I had left Jaleel was in here. When I came back in, I seen my mom crying and I seen Jaleel lying on the floor," said Jones. "I knew that he wasn't gonna make it because I was just holding his hands and asking him to please wake up."
Hours after the shooting, police arrested Malik Johnson, 20, the man they say murdered Raglin.
"He was jealous of me and Jaleel's relationship," Jones said.
Johnson appeared in court Wednesday afternoon, pleading not guilty to the crime.
"Gangbanging and violence is just... people don't realize how much it hurts the other people that truly care," Jones said.
Jones said Raglin had been changing his life for 4-week old, Kaiden, trying to get his GED.
"He was just trying to do better and get away from all of this," said Jones.
Malik Johnson will be back in court for a preliminary hearing on the morning of October 2.
Funeral arrangements for Jaleel Raglin are pending.