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At 1:25 AM on Saturday, May 19, Bevelynn called crying and repeating, "they won't let me see him."  Moments later, a SDPD Sergeant took the phone to explain Bevelynn's oldest son Jaime had been killed near 49th & University Avenue.  Bevelynn had received many calls like this from grieving families through the work she does with the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation.  We both knew that we had to cooperate with the crime scene team protocols.  But all Bevelynn kept saying was, "I want to see him.  I want to touch him."

When I arrived at the scene, Bevelynn was pacing behind the yellow police tape while family and friends tried their best to console her.  There was nothing any of us could do to get her to return home, sit down, or cover up as temperatures dropped.  Bevelynn kept repeating, "I want to touch him and don't want to be far away."  The vans from the medical examiners office started arriving.  We all knew it would not be long until Jaime would be taken away.  Shortly after 4:00 AM, Bevelynn and her youngest son Adolfo both yelled out "I love you Jaime" as they carried him into the van.

In remembrance of Jaime Bravo Jr. who was fatally wounded on late Friday evening, May 18, 2012 in City Heights. He is the beloved son of Bevelynn Bravo who has dedicated years of service to the community with the Jacob’s Center, New Harvest Christian Fellowship and the San Diego Compassion Project.

Anyone with information is asked to call the San Diego Police Department Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (888) 580-8477.

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