Last Updated on December 6, 2023, 6:01 am
Petersburg VA Death: Tombstone Erected in memory of Minnesota Viking Jayquan Reid, who was shot dead over a year ago.
Jayquan Reid, a 32-year-old Minnesota Viking and father of four was shot and killed on Monday, April 25, 2022, outside a Petersburg, Virginia club just after midnight. His lifeless body was found at a gas station. The community erected a glorious tombstone to pay homage to the father of four who became a victim of a heinous crime.
Who was Jayquan Reid?
Jayquan Reid, born Jaquan Donte Reid, was a 32-year-old resident of Petersburg, Virginia. He graduated from L.C. Byrd High School with the class of 2008. He was hardworking and held several industrial and mechanical positions with various companies, including Hill Phoenix.
He was affectionately known as ‘Quanchee’ for his kindness and positivity. He had an affectionate smile and would light every room he walked into with his spirit. He had a passion for sports and fashion. His family was his whole world. He was a loving and caring father. He left behind four sons, twins 14, a 12-year-old, and nine.
What Happened to Jayquan Reid?
On Monday, April 25, 2022, just before 12:30 a.m., the Police responded to the 2700 block of South Crater Road, a Marathon gas station, for a report of a person shot in a vehicle. Officers arrived and found Reid, who was dead inside the vehicle.
Further investigation revealed he had been shot when he was driving away on Mars Street after walking out of Club 17 in Petersburg. The Police believe that he attempted to drive himself to the hospital. He was about a mile away from the emergency room when he died in his car after pulling into a Marathon convenience store.
Officers discovered the crime scene at the Mars Street and Jefferson Street intersection. The Police appealed to the general public to cooperate with the Police in the investigation, come forward with any information regarding the crime, and report it to Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at (804) 861-1212.
The community mourns Jayquan Reid
Over a year has passed since Reid’s death, but his family still awaits justice. The community came together to support the grieving family in their bereavement. A spectacular gravestone has been created in his honor. Raphouse TV shared the image of his tombstone to pay tribute to the late athlete on December 5, 2023.
Our sincerest sympathies are with the family and friends. We hope they find justice and have a sense of closure. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
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