Indian Trail shooting victims identified

Indian Trail shooting victims identified

There are 61 comments on the story from Apr 7, 2008, titled Indian Trail shooting victims identified. In it, reports that:

Police have released the victims' names in a shooting in Indian Trail that killed a 15-year-old boy and injured a 36-year-old woman.

Jonathan Russell was shot Sunday night in an invasion of a mobile home on Rosetta Drive, off Wesley Chapel Stouts Road, according to the Union County Sheriff's Office. The shooting took place just up the street from Sun Valley Middle School, where Jonathan was a student. Russell later died at Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews.

The woman who lived in the home, Tamara Hartis, was struck in the head by a round, police said. The injury was not life threatening. Read more

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Winston Salem, NC

#41 Apr 15, 2008
I know what happened so shut up. Y r u being so childish about the situation. Yea i said they were just hangin with friends the same way u might hang with yours. You were not there n neither was i so its the family's word against the 4 boys. Instead of tryin to criticize somebody u should be praying for everyone and the community and that this doesn't happen again.
sad but not forgotten


#42 Apr 15, 2008
why dont we all just let God and the police do there job peace

Winston Salem, NC

#43 Apr 17, 2008
sad but not forgotten wrote:
why dont we all just let God and the police do there job peace
I agree with your response to this. No one really knows what happen but the people who were there. Its in God's hands now n he has the last say so.
choochs wife

San Diego, CA

#44 Apr 18, 2008
unknown emotion wrote:
Jonathan is 15 not 12. and the house he got shot at isnt the house that he was spending the night at. him and his friends walked over to hang out with the womans son and thats when everything went down. yes we all think that the reason they were shooting at that particular house was drug related, but they wernt intentionally trying to kill jonathan. as far as him being 15 and them older i dont think that is a legit argument considering when i was growing up all my friends were older than me also. at his age i was spending the night at friends house on a school night myself. and please do not bring his mother into this. shes a wonderful woman and single mother and right now she is dealing with the death of her son. it isnt her fault that he is dead so please dont make it seem that way. maybe he chose a bad crowd to be around but the kids he was spending the night with arent the ones to blame, they feel bad enough because if they wouldnt have walked over there and if he hadnt tried to protect their son he wouldnt be dead...if you could have saw the guilt and pain on their face tonight at his wake...its enough to crush anyones heart. my heart goes out to Sharon, Jimmy, and Jessica as well as it does to the kids he was with.
I know sharon and the boys also. My husband worked up there and the pizza place. I live in california right now. But if you see sharon please tell her that Adrianna and Greg say that our prayers are with her.. Thanks
Big T

Roanoke, VA

#45 Apr 23, 2008
Your husband is named "chooch"? Did his parents lose a bet or something?

Matthews, NC

#46 Apr 26, 2008

Winston Salem, NC

#47 Apr 29, 2008
I hope they get off too!!!!!!
Big T

Roanoke, VA

#48 Apr 29, 2008
Why would you want them to get off? Because they're black?

Charlotte, NC

#49 Apr 29, 2008
Because they're black they should have been shot when they resisted arrest.

Rockwell, NC

#50 May 3, 2008
i am a student at sunvally jonathon.jonathon was the best person u could ever know alot of ppl loved him like a brother i know i did.everyone is talking about wat happeded and why it happened.why is that so important to ppl who knew him that does not matter do u honestly think harsh comments and opinions about him are gonna bring him bac?IT'S NOT the day the 7th grade team found out about jonathon's death alot of ppl started crying i know i did.u dont realize wat u have and how much u love someone till u lose them.jonathan's death hit me hard i always saw jonathan like superman i always thought to myself nothing will ever happen to jon.the councler's office was full and the whole day the school was surrounded by sorrow and's not fair that jon had nothing to do with the shooting... but jet he was the only one killed.his mom was a good mom she was very loving to jon and those of u who say it was her fault dont know who she was.(those who speak do not know,those who know do not speak).jon is in a better place.all his friends miss him and loved him.and kurt from monroe JONATHAN WAS NOT A THUG.u are one of the MANY ppl who speak cus they dont know.jonathan will never be forgotten...yea thats true but who cared about wat happened those ppl are cought and u know wat yea i hope someday someone puts then though the pain they put jonathons friends and family i hope they rot in hell. but as much as all jons friends want to put a bullet up their ass.but jonathon is a hero.NEVER FORGETT THAT

Charlotte, NC

#51 May 4, 2008
Nicole, stay in school & learn spelling, punctuation, & capitalization. And quit hanging out with thugs.

Rockwell, NC

#52 May 31, 2008
kirt shut up u dont even know wat happened
Big T

Roanoke, VA

#53 Jun 2, 2008
Saw a red Explorer at Wal Mart saturday that said "Ridin' Dirty-Redneck Style!". It also said, " In memory of Johnnie-Boi, our little hero."
Ana Eason and Nayaree

Mooresville, NC

#54 Jun 3, 2008
umm this is ana eason jimmy's girlfriend and ii was writing to let all you people know that jonathan is hero and always will be he is in the hearts of many and he will never be forgotten...jonathan was a good boy and never hurt anyone and those 4 boys who took jonathans should rot in prison and spend life knowing they took a 15 year old boys life....Jimmys mom Sharon is and always will be a g00d/awsume momma she does her best taking care of her children and we love her......but jonathan its Ana ii know you up in heaven l00king down on us..its hard with you not around it hurts not being able to go to the ac and going to the skating rink and the mall and just seeing your beautiful blue will definatly be missed and Nayaree misses you 2....we miss you lil man and be watching over us.. you are a soldier and cant wait to see you again...
love ya lil man!
ii wish ii got to hold you before you died but glad ii got to know you!
Jonathan Lee Russell!
Ana Eason and Nayaree

Mooresville, NC

#55 Jun 3, 2008
Big T

Roanoke, VA

#56 Jun 3, 2008
Does anyone know if there is anything new in the case. Why did they shoot the house up that night?
Amanda Russell

Misenheimer, NC

#57 Nov 6, 2009
first of all whoever is saying my brother in law is 12 and who the fck was looking out for, him everybody looked out for him his older brother which is now 19 always took him places and made him do what was the best for him . i want to find out who da fck u is i don't play that shit; Jonathan's mom worked very hard and still does to put a roof over our head. Jonathan and Jimmy told him not to go over there that night but he didn't listen. Bitc*es that think u can come on this website and talk sh*t bout my momma in law and brother in law get a moth** fu*king life and meet me in the streets where ever when ever .

Monroeville, PA

#59 Oct 4, 2010
i know what happened and it was NOT drug one knows what the reasoning of them shooting up the place were except the shooters.and jonathan wasnt spending the night he spent the night the night before, he was going home shortly. we miss you jonathan rip our hero
the two year olds father

Monroeville, PA

#60 Jan 19, 2011
no one knows the real reason and i was there jonathan got up first he beat me to the window my son was in front of him and shots were fired ive played it over and over again ill never forgive myself for that night it scarred me and my family and everyone that was actually close to him forever eric knew the people he was supposedly good friends with them until he moved onto our street they were all apart of a gang called the bloods eric was white if im correct thats a black gang so not a good idea eric tried turning his life around by moving and his mother was clean at the time or i would have not been there with my two year old trust me on that it was not drug related also we didnt have any drugs period in the house at all they didnt find anything illegal at all on any of us so stop saying it was it hurts yea he got robbed two weeks ago they told him if he tells anyone they were gonna kill him and he told me and one other person about it maybe thats why they came back to end his life for opening his mouth it should have never happened at all to such a good kid he is my hero my son will always remember him for that night RIP JLR OUR LITTLE HERO you are in our hearts its almost been three years and still feels like yesterday

Canton, OH

#61 Jan 21, 2011
rip jonthan

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