NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - The family of an 8-year-old killed in a drive-by shooting last year came to her resting place in Northwest Miami-Dade to remember her and place a headstone on her grave.
About 20 family members gathered Friday afternoon at Dade Memorial Park Cemetery to put up Jada Page’s headstone.
Police said Page was gunned down in a drive-by outside her grandmother’s house in Northwest Miami-Dade, Aug. 28.
The victim’s new headstone was placed on her grave and her mother, Dominique Brown, said it was a somber ceremony.
“She’s only 8 years old, and we’re out here putting down the headstone,” she said. “Even though it’s beautiful, I would rather have her. Just knowing that she’s laying under that headstone.”
The headstone was engraved with photos of Jada to represent who she was, the family said, to those she loved. “To come out here and put the headstone is kind of like, OK, this is it,” Brown said. “This is it.”
On the day of the shooting, Jada and her father, James Page, were both struck and were rushed to the hospital in critical condition. James survived, but two days later the family made the difficult decision to take Jada off of life support.
Brown said the last few days have been the hardest, since she had to celebrate her daughter’s birthday for the first time without her. “I’m having a rough week anyway because it was my birthday,” she said. “She was killed six days before her birthday, so she didn’t get to celebrate her birthday.”
Family and friends said the headstone is a good representation of a little girl who was taken too soon. “That headstone represents her,” said family friend Tangela Sears. “She loved to dance, she loved to have fun. In everything that she did in life, it represents her on that headstone.”
As of Friday, the shooters in this case are still on the street, and the family is asking for justice. “If you know something, please say something,” Brown said. “She deserves justice. I deserve justice.”
Jada’s grandmother, Lisa Hadley Brown, expressed the same sentiment. “We just want justice,” she said. “We know it’s not gonna bring Jada back, but it will give us closure.”
If you have any information on this drive-by shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.
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