Parents of Collins teen shot outside Club Memories speak out

Parents of Collins teen shot outside Club Memories speak out

HATTIESBURG, MS - Berlyn Goudy wants justice for his son Jabarri Goudy.

"I feel like the investigation going on with the case is not carrying on like it's supposed to be," Berlyn Goudy said. "I guess somebody else got killed at Club Memories."

Jabarri Goudy's mother would like for the doors of the club to remain shut.

"I don't want this to be a temporary; I want us to come together as a community and get this club shut down," Montoyia McInnis said.

Seventeen-year-old Jabarri Goudy of Collins was shot and killed outside club Memories in Hattiesburg in July 2015.

The incident took place less than six months before 36-year-old Kenneth Smith was shot at the club Dec. 6.

"If it would have been shut down after by baby's incident this other gentlemen, Mr. Smith would still be here today," McInnis said.

On Dec. 10, 2015, a judge granted a temporary restraining order to shut down Club Memories.

McInnis said a temporary shutdown is not a proper solution.

"It's a nuisance to our community," McInnis said.

"I'm reaching out to the community to support me in getting this club shut down for the sake of our kids; for the sake of adult lives."

Family and friends said the lack of safety at the club resulted in the loss of an innocent teen that touched the lives of many.

"He was a big guy, a big friendly loving guy and he just loved everybody," Beryln Goudy said.

"He was natural born leader," Collins High School Principal Brian Bagwell said.

"Kind of had that personality trait about him where kids flocked to him."

The parents of Jabarri Goudy are hopeful that measures will be taken in their son's case and in keeping the doors of Club Memories closed once and for all.

"I don't want a parent to feel what I feel," McInnis said.

"A parent shouldn't have to bury their child."

"We just want justice for Jabarri," Beryln Goudy said.

According to Jabarri Goudy's parents, Goudy's case is still under investigation with the Hattiesburg Police Department and has not made it to the District Attorney's Office.