A stray bullet hit him as he sat in a car parked in his grandmother’s driveway in the 15400 block of Murray Hill on April 1, causing him to lose sight in his right eye. Police said someone got out of a silver Dodge Magnum, began firing at three people walking down the street and hit Malik in the process.
His parents have pleaded for people to come forward with information, but so far, there have been no arrests.
“What did she say? What was her last words? Was she crying for her mama? I always say she didn’t, she didn’t fight for me to see her one last time," said Tawanna Rankin, Jada Rankin's mother.
Tawanna Rankin planned a skating party in her honor and to raise money for her Crime Stopper's award. Her killer still has not been caught.
“I never want her story to die, because that’s what tends to happen to people," said Tawanna.
It's been five years since a stray bullet struck Michael Green II, then 12, but he still thinks about it daily. He was hit in the right arm as he played basketball outside his Detroit home.
Michael now stands at 6 feet, 5 inches tall and never outgrew his passion for basketball. In June, he graduated from Cass Technical High School and will head to Miles College in Alabama on a basketball scholarship.