HUNTERSVILLE – The family of Peter Michael Jordan, the 19-year-old killed Feb. 19 in a shooting at The Landings apartment complex, released a statement March 5 through the Huntersville Police Department.
The family is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with any information regarding Jordan’s shooting that leads to an arrest of the person or people responsible for his death.
Jordan, described in the statement as “a fun-loving boy,” died from multiple gunshot wounds outside a building in the apartment complex. He wasn’t on the lease at any apartment in the community.
“His grieving mom, step-father, sister, brothers, family and friends want to know why he was killed at gun point,” the family’s statement said.
“Peter was born in New York City and moved to North Carolina with his mom when he was 11 years old. His mom built a beautiful home in Cornelius where she thought it would be a safe and happy place to raise her son. Peter attended Bradley Middle, Bailey Middle, Lake Norman Charter and Hough High School. He enjoyed playing the keyboard, guitar and drums.
“He made many friends in North Carolina; friends of all ages, sex, race and ethnical backgrounds. His friends looked up to him as a big brother, best friend and true confidant. They described their relationship with Peter as the person that always had their back, gave them good advice and helped them when they needed help. Peter was known to have a big heart, and would give you the shirt off his back. ‘The gentle giant,’ as he was sometimes referred to, made his friends and those around him feel he was there to protect them.”
According to an HPD release, the police department has received numerous tips since the investigation began. No suspect has been identified.
Capt. Kevin Johnston said a black Chevy Impala with three or four African-American men sped away from the scene after the shooting. Those men, Johnston said in a Feb. 20 press conference, are “persons of interest.”
The family has set up the Peter Michael Jordan Memorial Fund, which residents can donate to at any local Wells Fargo bank.
Have a tip? The Huntersville Police Department is urging residents who know anything about the shooting to call Sgt. Randy Gardner at 704-464-5400 or North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers at 704-896-7867.