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Terrell Mayes loses another birthday to Minneapolis gang violence

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It was nearly 3 years ago, on the day after Christmas, that Terrell Mayes was struck by a bullet while carrying a plate of spaghetti upstairs. The 3-year-old and his family were running for the safety of an upstairs bedroom as a gang battle sprayed bullets in their Minneapolis neighborhood.

Today would have been Terrell Mayes' 6th birthday, but his death remains among the biggest unsolved murder cases in north Minneapolis. That's why friends, family and neighbors are gathering at the intersection of 26th Avenue N. and Colfax Avenue N. on Tuesday to celebrate Terrell’s life, and to ask why no one has broken their silence to bring justice to the Mayes family.

"I want them to open their mouth and say something,” Marsha Mayes said at last summer’s gathering. “Let me know who did this to my son. That's all I want: A face and a name. That's it."

A police spokesman told Fox 9 News that little bits of information are still coming in, but although they follow up on every tip, police still need someone to come forward with information that will allow them to make an arrest. Until then, Marsha Mayes plans to continue her quest for justice.

"[The shooter] got to grow up and have kids himself," she told Fox 9 News before Tuesday's vigil. "How can you go home and play with your kids knowing that you took my child's life? But at the same time, it's on me that God wants me to forgive"

Marsha Mayes explained that she has forgiven her son's killer, but she still wants justice served. That's why she and MAD DADs celebrated her son's 6th birthday outside the very home where he died. Two and a half years later, the house still bares the hole from that fatal bullet left behind.

"Whether it was an accident or not, I understand that it was an accident," Mayes said. "He was only 3 though. He didn't deserve it. So yes, I need to get that face put with that bullet."

Spotlight on Crime is still offering up to $50,000 and Crime Stoppers is contributing up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest. Tips can be provided by calling Crime Stoppers at 651-452-7463. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will also accept anonymous tips from the public at 877-996-6222 or by e-mail at bca.tips@state.mn.us.


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