Peachtree Corners residents, many who have children attending Norcross High School, were shocked to hear the news last February that 15-year-old Nick Jackson, Jr. who attended the same school as their own sons and daughters was shot and killed in his family's Norcross home.
The Jackson family, whose home is just a couple of miles from Peachtree Corners city limits, was gunned down in the early evening of Feb. 2, 2012 by robbers who had kicked in the basement door of his family's home.
They found little to steal, before shooting Nick-Nick, who was described as an excellent student and a member of the Blue Devils football team, in the heart. Nick's sister Nikia, who was upstairs, hid and called 911.
The information she provided to police lead to the arrests of six men. According to a Gwinnett Daily News report, one of the men involved in the crime, Jason Dozier, 38, of Lithonia, goes on trial Monday, Oct. 7.