We will never know what this young man would have become in this life. His name was Jalen Merriweather and Thursday night Jalen and the Holt Ironmen celebrated an Alabama Class 4A, Area Basketball championship in Tuscaloosa. His mom says his weekend plans were to take the ACT test and he'd saved up 50 dollars to buy his girlfriend flowers for Valentine's Day. Sadly, his girlfriend of 2 years will never receive those flowers, and Jalen will miss this weeks high school basketball playoffs.

Jalen was shot in the chest and died Friday at 6:45pm in Tuscaloosa. Police say the killer is a local contractor named Donald Robertson, the focus of a now 4 day Police Manhunt in West Alabama. Dear God, please help Jalen's family & we pray for #Justice4Jalen ❤️ #SomebodyKnowsSomething

Jalen's family needs help paying for the funeral (as no one saves ahead of time thinking someone Jalen’s age will be killed).

If you’d like to mail your check,
Rainey Mortuary Service LLC
4807 20th St
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Also you can call 205-758-1300 to help the family!