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Family of 15-year-old boy killed outside of Riviera Beach funeral still seeking justice

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Tronicia and Terrance Jackson Sr at the visitation for their son, killed outside of a family funeral. (WPEC).

The family of a 15-year-old boy killed outside of his grandfather's funeral says they still want justice some 14 days after he was killed.

Terrance "Teejay"Jackson was one of two people killed Feb. 1 when shots rang out following an altercation at a Riviera Beach funeral. The shooting happened at Victory City Church.

The other victim, 47-year-old Royce Freeman, is who family believe shot Jackson, but authorities are still looking for who shot and killed Freeman.

"You just sit and think about 'does anybody care about what's going on,'" said Terrance Jackson Sr., the teen's father.

But Jackson's family is blaming another relative, whose identity CBS12 News is withholding until confirmed by police, for bringing unwelcome guests to the funeral. They say that is what instigated the violence.

"I want an arrest. I want her to be arrested because she brought these unwanted people to my father’s funeral," said Tronicia Jackson, the teen's mother.

Riviera Beach police told CBS12 News an investigation is ongoing.

So far, no arrests have been made.

Jackson's family held a visitation Thursday. The teen's casket was adorned with his Deerfield Beach High School football jersey and an Florida Atlantic University football recruit badge. Jackson was supposed to be visiting colleges the weekend he was killed, but stayed behind to speak at his grandfather's funeral.

"I never went this long without seeing my baby or talking to him," Tronicia Jackson said.

Jackson was described as funny and outgoing. Pink was his favorite color. His visitation included a cardboard cutout of Teejay in his prom outfit.

The funeral and visitation services were donated to the family by McWhite Funeral Home in West Palm Beach.

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