TORONTO, Ont. – There was an emotional appeal on Tuesday from two sisters of murdered Rexdale teenager Jarvis Montaque.
The sisters want the person responsible for shooting Montaque to “man up” and come forward to bring the family closure.
Montaque, 15, was the only brother to 10 sisters. Roshea Gunnis and Tanasha Smith are the ones who spoke publicly on Tuesday.
“There are no words to describe how we feel right now,” Smith, the oldest sister, said.
“But it brings comfort to know that if this person that walked up that night and pulled the trigger to end Jarvis’ life — his greatness of what he could have become — to come forward, find a lawyer, find someone that you trust and bring yourself into the police.”
Montaque was shot at close range almost two weeks ago while he was hanging out with friends in front of his townhouse on Jamestown Crescent near Kipling Avenue and Albion Road.
Police said the shooter simply walked away after pulling the trigger.
Montaque’s sister Roshea said her family is struggling to come up with why anyone would kill him.
“My brother was an amazing person and he didn’t deserve to be taken away from us,” she said. “It’s hard. It’s really, really hard for us. A lot of us are still in denial.”
Police said he was a good kid so they too are struggling to come up with a motive for the murder.