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Family Of Slain Teen Asks For Help Finding Her Killer

Posted at 4:49 PM, Dec 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-13 19:24:34-05

Claudia Rodriguez has been forced to remember her daughter, Liliana, through memories, pictures and tears.

"I have four kids but she's more close to me," said Claudia. The two shared a tight bond but a piece of Claudia died one day in late July.

"She say no matter what, no matter what I do I'm always for you but right now she's not here," Claudia said. 

On July, 31 Liliana, her older brother Rodrigo and their friends enjoyed a night out at La Mansion Club on Antioch Pike. "That day she's so happy," said Claudia. 

However, Liliana never made it back home.

"I did notice a car trailing behind," her brother, Rodrigo Rodriguez explained. Rodrigo was driving as the four of them left the club.

"Car pulled up next to us, I heard a bang," he recalled. Thinking it was nothing more than an engine backfire the group kept going but Rodrigo said he noticed the vehicle trailing them was beginning to act aggressively.

"Once we were getting close to the split between downtown and our exit I heard four or five more," he said. That's when he realized they were being shot at.

"Lili's friend, she said something was wrong with Lili so I look back and I'm calling her name and she's just bent over," said Rodrigo. "I pull over, I get out of the car, I moved my seat forward and I put her head up and I'm calling her name but she's not answering, she's not looking at me."

Liliana was fatally shot, nearly five months later her killer has not been captured. All investigators have to go on are surveillance images taken from area businesses of the vehicle officers believe fired into Rodrigo's car.

"If you see something, you hear something or you know something, please we need justice for Lili," said Claudia. 

The vehicle officers are looking for is a dark blue or black Infiniti G35 with a blue LED light bar above the license plate. If you have information that can help, contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Citizens can also text the word "CASH" along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.