Filipino parents cry for justice as community unites to fight horrific crime - Filipino Journal

Filipino parents cry for justice as community unites to fight horrific crime

Filipino parents cry for justice as community unites to fight horrific crime

The Winnipeg parents whose teenage son was killed in a home invasion are crying for justice.

Imelda and her husband Jaime Adao are still trying to understand why their 17-year-old son Jaime Adao Jr., whom they affectionately called Jimboy or Jimmy, had to die in such a horrific manner.

The attack happened in their family home on McGee Street around 9 p.m. Sunday. The teen was able to call 911, but by the time police arrived, he had already been attacked with a weapon by the intruder, and later died. Police shot the intruder several times and is now in the hospital in critical condition.

The 204-Neighbourhood Watch, a volunteer group made up of members from the Winnipeg’s Filipino community met at Maples Collegiate Friday night as police chief Smyth tried to reassure citizens that Winnipeg is in fact a safe place, calling the attack completely random

The news hugged the front page of this week’s issue of the city’s community newspaper Filipino Journal as tweeted by Austin Grabish a reporter @CBCNews