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Charlottesville Homicide Victim's Parents Seek Justice

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We're learning about the victim of last week's homicide in Charlottesville. Jarvis Brown, who was found dead on the 2500 block of Woodland Drive last Thursday morning with a gunshot wound, was a father and a son. NBC29's Marcella Robertson sat down with Brown's mother and father Monday night.

Brown's parents are having a hard time dealing with the loss of their son - especially with all of the unanswered questions that remain. Brown's parents want to know who would do something like this to their son and why.

"That smiling face, I'll never get to see again," said Shirley Holley, Jarvis Brown's mother.

His smile - that's what the parents of the 22-year-old slain Albemarle County man say they will remember him by. Just days after his death, his parents are on a search for justice.

"Crying, wondering why whoever did this, he didn't deserve it he was a good guy, 22 years old trying to make a living for himself," said Holley.

Brown's parents say their son was a people person who loved to play video games and loved to rap. They say he never missed a day of work. Brown worked for Aramark in the Observatory Dining Facility at the University of Virginia.  They say he was trying to do the right thing for his 'pride and joy'- his daughter Shayleigh.

"He really made me proud because he was a wonderful dad, good with his daughter," said Earl Wise, Jarvis Brown's father.

His daughter turned two the day before he was killed. Now his family is preparing to lay him to rest, but his killer is still on the loose.

"We're going to have a service for him on Saturday. It's hard," said Wise.

Brown's parents have a message for the person responsible.

"If you're watching you need to turn yourself in. I can't see how you have the conscience and the heart to close your eyes because I can't sleep at night, so you don't deserve to sleep," said Holley. 

"I just hope they get the shooter and they come forward. Please just let justice be done," said Wise.

This is a high-priority case for the Charlottesville Police Department. Police do not have any suspects at this point.

All of the evidence in Brown's case will be sent to the state crime lab this week. Anyone with any information is being asked to call Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000. 

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