Mom Seeks Public's Help In Finding Son's Killer

Jordan Hickey Shot In April While Riding Bike In National City Area

A heartbroken mother is asking for the public's help on Friday to find whoever is responsible for the death of her developmentally-challenged son.

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According to authorities, 21-year-old Jordan Hickey was shot to death while he was riding his bike home in the National City area on April 29. Developmental challenges prevented him from driving.

Hickey was about a half a mile away from his family's apartment when he was shot and killed. He was on his way home after dropping off some books at the library and visiting his girlfriend.

Signs and flowers mark the area where Hickey was killed. Now, family must face the difficult task of spending the holidays without him.

"[Jordan] believed that there was good in everyone and that nobody would hurt him in the world," said Jordan's mother, Jeannine Hickey. "My son Justin said the triad is broken… that I think has ripped my heart apart because we were so strong, the three of us."

Jordan's family celebrated his birthday in September without him but there was no closure for his mother.

"[We need] somebody that was with them – a girlfriend, a best friend – somebody that knows something…to come forward," said Jeannine. "Give us some peace for the holidays."

The San Diego Sheriff's Department homicide unit is actively working the case because whoever is responsible for Jordan's death is still out there.

Jordan's family says he was a loving son and a man who faced challenges but continuously overcame them.

"He wasn't an actor," said Jeannine. "He wasn't an astronaut. He wasn't a lot of things… Jordan was a nobody in the world, but to his family, his friends, his beloved Valerie… he was a very special somebody."

Anyone with information about the crime was asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. A $2,500 reward is available for tips that lead to an arrest. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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