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Mother, police still searching for answers in Douglas Jordan cold case

Posted at 3:42 PM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 18:23:08-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)  — Time may pass, but a mother's search to find who killed her son hasn't faded. In 2016, 27-year-old Douglas James Jordan, also known as DeeJay, was shot and killed while leaving a Lexington restaurant.

"He always wanted to give everybody a smile and make everybody smile,” said his mother, Karina Lynn-Bowers Jordan.

As Jordan looked at DeeJay’s old apartment on East High Street for the first time in years, she reflected on what brought him to downtown Lexington.

"He figured he finally wanted to go back to school and be a teacher, get his life in check and this is where he was going to do it,” said Jordan.

DeeJay wasn't able to finish that goal though. On June 9, 2016, he was shot as he was walking with a friend along East Maxwell Street. He died the next day.

Three-and-a-half years later, his mother is still pushing to find out what happened that night and who killed her son.

"It could have been random. It could have been people he knew,” said Jordan. “We don't know, that's the situation. We don't know."

Lexington Police say there isn't any new information on this case, but Jordan won't stop until they have answers.

"It's not going to bring him back, but it can maybe bring some closure to us and other people who need it to help them with the healing process,” said Jordan.

If you have any information that could help solve this case, you're asked to give Lexington Police a call at 859-258-3700.