COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — The Columbus Division of Police is still searching for leads and witnesses in connection with the Memorial Day shooting death of a well-known community leader.
“We deserve to know who did this,” said Deandra Jordan, the daughter of Robert Jordan, 60, who was gunned down on May 31 outside the Flames Motorcycle Club on Sigsbee Avenue on the Near East Side.
“It’s hard to wake up and know I am not going to see my father,” said Jordan.
Columbus Police say Jordan was shot to death while he was escorting a woman to her car after an event at the Motorcycle Club. Jordan’s family founded the organization years ago and he held the title of Chairman when he was murdered.
“It’s very difficult, you know coming back,” said Jordan. “He is not going to be here, he’s not going to walk through the doors.”
Detective Kelley says Jordan died at the scene, and Shondrika Maxwell, the woman who was with Jordan when shots rang out in the parking lot shortly after the club closed, was wounded but survived.
“We have not gotten enough information to determine who the target was, I don’t believe it was random,” said Columbus Police Detective Terry Kelley.
Members of the Flames organization are now contributing their own cash to increase the reward fund to capture the killer.
“I think that’s great,” said O’Nitta Jordan, Jordan’s daughter. “That just shows how much they loved him and our family.”
Investigators admit they have few leads and potential suspects and are now reviewing surveillance video to identify possible witnesses.