Kansas City family still seeking answers in boys' shooting deaths

Posted at 12:17 PM, May 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 11:34:02-04

"They were innocent young, boys who were in the comfort of their own home,” shouted Aishah Coppage from her megaphone Saturday afternoon.

The Kansas City mother is still fighting for justice for her son and nephew roughly nine months after their murders.

"Even though the killers are still out, we're not hiding. We're not gonna run and we're still gonna push for justice for our babies,” she told 41 Action News.

Coppage, along with several friends and family, held a rally at the corner of Prospect and 55th to bring awareness to the crime and hopefully find answers.

Montell Jones and Jayden Ugwuh, just 8 and 9-years old, were both killed 2016 August when bullets were shot into their bedroom windows. No arrest was ever made.

"If we do not push for justice and get these brothers and guns off the street that are killing our babies then it definitely will be one of their family members or kids next,” said Coppage. “Let me remind you guys that there are still killers roaming these streets."

Coppage has raised $3,500 for reward money that will go to anyone with information that leads to an arrest.

 Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477 (TIPS).