Mother of Teen Shot to Death Seeks Justice in His Murder

LITTLE ROCK, Ark -- Nearly a year after a Central Arkansas mother's son is gunned down, still no arrest; even though Little Rock police said they have an idea who did it.

Ketre'vian Gordon, 18, was shot and killed at the Cedar Ridge West Apartment Complex, last September.

Fredecia Gordon, Ketre'vian's mother, said life has been tough.

"It is very hard. It is a mother's worst nightmare," said Gordon. "I'm torn in half and that half ain't going to get back."

She said her son had ambitions.

"He wanted to be somebody. He wanted to be a man," said Gordon. "He wanted to take of me. He wanted to take care of his grandma."

She said Ketre'vian had gone to the apartment complex to talk through a problem with a friend, but ended up fatally shot.

"I've been trying and I've been praying. It ain't working," said Gordon. "It's not helping because my son is gone and I can't get him back."

Police said they have received numerous tips about the possible gunman, but need witnesses to step into the light.

"I need the community of Cedar Ridge to come forward, because [police] can knock on their back door," said Gordon. "It could be your sister, your brother ... your kid."

Gordon recently turned to the other law enforcement agencies in hopes of getting justice in her son's murder, frustrated with how the case has been handled so far.

"It's been a horrifying long year," said Gordon. "I need peace. I can't get peace knowing that this guy is still out here."

Now, she's left planning a memorial for a son taken too soon.

"I'm not going to rest until this guy is put behind bars for my son," said Gordon.

A public block party for Ketre'vian is set for Sunday at 11 a.m. on Gum Street in North Little Rock.

A candlelight vigil is planned for 7 p.m. later that day the at the Cedar Ridge West Apartments in Little Rock.


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