MARION, Ind. (WTHR) — The mother of a teenage Marion, Indiana girl killed by a stray bullet is working to keep the case from growing cold.
Sixteen-year-old Nya Cope died May 3 after her family traveled to Indianapolis for food. While she was in her mom's car at the Arlington and East 38th Street stop ight gunfire broke out from a large crowd attending a car show. A stray bullet struck Nya in the passenger seat.
Her mother plans to add new signs soon near the scene. The signs urges people with information about the gunfire or the shooter to call Crime Stoppers or the detective on the case at IMPD. Nya was Nikki Copes only child. Nikki is a single mother.
Nikki hopes the new signs will inspire people to help them find justice. She doesn’t believe whoever fired the gun that sent a bullet into their car did so on purpose. But she shared a message for the person responsible.
“Whether you are a female or male, please come forward. Please help me get closure. I am not angry with you. I feel sorry for you,” said Nikki Cope.
In addition to flyers and T-shirts Nya's family are also making more bracelets that have #justiceforNya on them.
Anyone with information about the case can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 317-262-TIPS.
There is a reward of up $1,000 connected to the case. All tips to the Crime Stoppers hotline are 100 percent confidential.