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Community remembers 15-year-old killed in shooting

Posted at 4:39 PM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 17:57:03-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington community is remembering 15-year-old Antwan Jackson, the Lafayette High teen who was shot and killed when bullets flew through the window of his apartment. Antwan was involved with the Lexington Leadership Foundation.

Over the last 8 years, Nathaniel Bustos watched Antwan Jackson grow into a young man. When Nathaniel joined the mentor program, he never imagined the type of impact Antwan would have on his life.

"How to be a better parent and be a better individual." Nathaniel says Antwan became apart of his family and had a special bond with his sons.

Antwan was known for his infectious smile, his love for video games and his love for basketball.

"He absolutely loved Takis. So, if he beat me in a game of basketball, we'd stop on the way home and get a bag of Takis," Bustos said.

Marcus Patrick is the Urban Impact Director for the Lexington Leadership Foundation. Antwan was involved in the after school program, summer camps and their basketball league.

"He was one of those kids that was hard to discipline. He had a great smile, and he loved people. He was just not one kid you could stay mad at. He was a really good kid," Patrick said.

The visitation is being held Saturday, February 15, from 11-1pm. The funeral will immediately follow at Consolidated Baptist Church.