A teen boy, Jasmine "Jay" Brunson Jr., was killed on May 13 while he was attending a party after his junior prom in East Baltimore.

Cops are looking for suspects in connection to the fatal shooting of the 17-year-old, reported New York Post. According to the Baltimore Police Department, the teen was shot and killed after 12. 30 a.m. that evening while attending a “junior after-prom party.” It was on the 1700 block of East Lafayette Avenue.

Brunson was taken to a hospital, but died of his injuries, reported Fox 45 News. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Baltimore authorities are offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in connection with the killing.

The boy was studying at Carver Vocational-Technical High School. His English teacher Christian Miller said that the boy was a student he admired most, and shared that the example "he set made him a leader in the school community."

The boy's aunt, Jessica Hair, said that Brunson loved boxing. He also worked as a lifeguard at his local pool during the summer. He boxed at the Upton Boxing Center in West Baltimore, said his family members. Hair said on a GoFundMe site, set up to help pay Brunson's funeral expenses, that the boy got good grades and had a "heart of gold. He loved his family like none other."

The fundraiser’s description said that Brunson’s family is “absolutely devastated” and “trying to raise enough money to have a proper funeral which Jay deserves.” By Friday afternoon, the GoFundMe garnered more than $13,000.

Senator Jill P. Carter took to Twitter to tell her followers to "consider donating to his family's GoFundMe campaign."

She wrote that she was "saddened to learn about the murder of Jasmine Brunson Jr. on Friday, hours after his high school prom, cumulating a week of vicious murders."

As of May 17, the Baltimore Police Department recorded 125 homicides this year. It was a 9% increase compared to the 115 homicides recorded over the same time period in 2021. In gun-related incidents year-over-year, there has been a 9% increase. As of May 17, 364 incidents were recorded this year compared to 329 at the same time last year.

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