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'His life is over': Mother of shooting victim says her son is brain dead

Family describes shooting as 'senseless act'

MADISON, Wis. - News 3 spoke to the family of Rayshawn Jackson. The 24-year-old is identified as the victim in a Madison shooting Wednesday night. In an exclusive interview Jackson’s mother Lashea said she was told by doctors at UW Hospital that her son is brain dead. 

“About 30 minutes ago they pronounced him brain dead, so now I have to decide if I am going to donate his organs,” Jackson explained. 

Madison police said the suspect Antonio Gentry, 36, is in custody. Jackson said her son and Gentry had a history of violence stemming from a romantic relationship with the same woman.

She believes Jackson was lured to the apartment complex where he was shot by Gentry. 

“It was a senseless act,” Timothy Maymon, Jackson’s uncle said. “Now his life is over because of a woman."

Jackson’s family said they want Gentry to be locked up for good. Madison police said Gentry will be charged with attempted homicide at the very minimum. 


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