NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Ruxin Wang was taking out the trash on Claiborne Street in Nashville, the 74-year-old grandfather had just stepped out of his son's newly purchased home when he was shot and killed.
Police say the girl who pulled the trigger was Myeisha Brown, she was 16-years-old when the crime happened.
Ruxin had been in the United States for barely two months. He was with his wife had traveled from China to visit their son Yun Wang who's lived in Nashville for nearly two decades. Ruxin died just short of the couple's 50th wedding anniversary.
"The loneliness it's caused our family ... there's nothing to describe how it feels when your closest family member gets taken away in this sudden and violent manner," Yun Wang said as he looked out across the Nashville skyline from the top of Love Circle on Monday morning.
Since losing his father in 2017, Yun and his family have attended every court hearing for Myeisha Brown. Brown, now 17, has such a lengthy criminal history that she will be tried as an adult on homicide charges related to Ruxin Wang's death. She's currently being held on a $100K bond.
Last week though, Yun was notified that a fundraising website had been launched to help Myeisha bail out of jail for a court hearing scheduled this Friday. So far the website has raised more than $11,000.
"It's like a slap in the face, it seems like we don't have a voice as victims," Yun said.
His family's biggest concern he says, is that given Brown's prior criminal history, something might happen if she's released before she can be tried for Ruxin Wang's death, "She could kill another person, so this is a danger to the community."
The post on the fundraising website "Funded Justice," makes no mention of the homicide charges that Brown is currently in jail for. Yun said his family believes her bond is simply too low.
"Not knowing what will happen next while we're waiting for justice, that's a hard thing to deal with. We feel helpless and pain all over again."