MT. OLIVER (KDKA) ― Several dozen people gathered in a Mt. Oliver parking lot to remember a young man fatally shot by police four months ago.
The memorial, held near the spot where the shooting took place, included a birthday cake, balloons and prayers remembering Justin Jackson who would have turned 20 years old Monday.
Jackson was fatally shot by Pittsburgh Police May 6, after authorities said he shot and killed a police dog.
Jackson's parents, Donald and Anna, told KDKA-TV they have yet to see a final autopsy report from the Allegheny County Medical Examiner and that is frustrating to them.
"There are lots of things about the shooting we don't understand," Donald said.
Anna told reporters that at the time of his death, her son was trying to turn his life around.
"He was working on trying to get his license, and he was working with me, doing housekeeping," she said.
At the same time, while expressing frustration, Donald Jackson called on young men to put down their guns so the same thing wouldn't happen to them as happened to Justin and other parents would not have to experience the pain and loss he and his wife are going through.