Amber Therese Jackson: 25-Year-Old Anti-Gun Violence Activist Shot Dead By Boyfriend, Cops Say
Amber Therese Jackson was an inspiring woman who by all accounts should still be alive. The 25-year-old did advocacy work to stem gun violence in the Philadelphia area.
It is ironic that that is how she died. Jackson was fatally shot by her boyfriend last week, according to authorities.
"She was outgoing, lovable,” Christine Smith Starks, the victim's aunt, told CBS Philly. “Everybody loved her. She could go anywhere and be OK.”
“She was one of the good ones. My niece thought she was safe at our spot,” Smith Starks was quoted as saying.
Khaleem Martin has been charged in Jackson's death. But many in the victim's family are questioning why he wasn't behind bars at the time of the shooting. He was arrested on aggravated assault and weapons charges in February, according to the TV station.
Officers responded to a home in North Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, where they found Jackson on the second floor with a gunshot wound to the head. She was pronounced dead shortly after, according to Fox 29.