Joette “Jo Jo” Wiki

Shining Star ‘Ind. Girl, 2, Killed While Sitting Next to Mom in Car and Suspect Wanted
The police are searching for Joette “Jo Jo” Malone’s killer.
Police in Hammond, Indiana, published a draft of an interested person sought for questioning during the death of 2-year-old Joette “Jo Jo” Malone in July 2020.

The toddler was shot while sitting in his mother’s car parked outside an apartment complex.

The killing occurred around 9:30 pm. On July 29, 2020. The girl’s mother wasunharmed like her two siblings.

According to the Hammond Police press release, Jo Jo, who lived with his family in Gary, was taken to a children’s hospital in Chicago where he “died from injuries sustained during the shooting”.

The person they want to talk to is described as a slim Black man, about 18-25 years old. He is said to be of medium height.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation works with officials in Hammond and offers a $ 20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

“The Hammond Police Department is asking everyone to spread this information to everyone as much as possible, and if you know anything of value in this investigation, come forward so that we can bring justice to those involved and help bring peace to Jo Jo’s family,” the press release reads. At a press conference about Jo Jo’s murder in August, her mother said the little girl was “like a shining star”. She was talkative and liked to play in the local park.