Family Of Slain Clarksville Father Speaks Out

Posted at 5:32 PM, Apr 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-27 19:43:53-04

The family of the Clarksville father has spoken about the case of mistaken identity that took his life when a bail bondsman allegedly shot him while trying to serve warrants.

The fate of the bail bondsmen who killed him has been left to a grand jury to decide

"Jalen was kind of like the clown in that family, he was loved by everybody," said Toni Jenkins.
A tight knit family, going down memory lane, and an Uncle sharing memories about the glue who held the family together.
"I just found out by talking to his friends that they called him rooster," said Jenkins.
Jalen Johnson's uncle Jim Jenkins tells us Jalen had many names, but the one he was most proud of was Dad.
"He loved his children. Now there are two little girls and a young man who will be tremendously affected by the loss of their father," said Jenkins.
Two little girls, and a 2-year-old boy will now grow up without their father, after Johnson was gunned down early Sunday morning in a case of mistaken identity.
A bail bondsmen with Keesee Bonding targeted the wrong person, and it was clear they were on the prowl for a William Ellis.
"Jalen was murdered on that day, Jalen was killed on that day, for no reason at all," said Jenkins.
However, it was this Facebook post that makes the family think the bail bondsmen with Keesee Bonding had ill intentions.
The bondsmen wrote, "I've got a lot of money to spend if anybody knows where he is. I'm in beast mode all day and night."
His Facebook page was quickly deleted after the incident.
The family is hoping justice will be served just as quickly.
"We want to see some truth, we want to see some justice," said Jenkins.
Johnson's funeral will be held Saturday afternoon, and the grand jury will convene on Monday.