Man Running Home Naked Is Killed, Shooter Still Not Charged

 

In a case that could have stand your ground implications, a young man running home naked after his clothes were taken died after being shot by a motorist who has never been charged.

Jandei Cherry, 22, a Pembroke Pines, Florida man, had been skinny-dipping on a beach with co-workers after getting off from work at a restaurant, and got into some type of argument with one of them, who took off with his belongings, leaving Cherry to take a ten-mile run home with no clothes on.

Jandei Cherry
Jandei Cherry (facebook/Justice4Jandei)

Cherry was spotted running down a Hollywood, Florida street naked sometime between 5:00 and 6:00 a.m. on October 6th by Duke Laguerre, 29, and a female passenger, who circled back and stopped to ask if he was OK. Police said there is no indication the two men knew each other. There are few details of what happened next, since there were no other witnesses.

But, according to documents obtained by The Sun-Sentinel, Laguerre told police he asked several times if Cherry was OK, and that Cherry grabbed the car window, pulling on it as Laguerre tried to roll the window up.

Laguerre said Cherry then reached into his car and grabbed his shoulder. Laguerre reached into his console, grabbed a Glock 9 mm handgun and fired. shattering the window. Laguerre drove away, called a friend, and then his stepfather, who told him to call 911.

Cherry was shot in the stomach. A passing policeman found him on the ground in the pre-dawn darkness. He was awake and talking but later pronounced dead at a hospital. Laguerre returned to the scene.

His passenger corroborated his story and said she recorded some of the incident on her cellphone. Cherry’s co-worker brought the victim’s clothes, wallet, a skateboard, and other belongings to the restaurant the next day.

Jandei Cherry and daughter
Jandei Cherry and daughter (photo from petition on Change.org)

He leaves behind a 3-year-old daughter and a distressed mother. Now, his family wants answers, and someone held accountable. They wonder why Laguerre has not been arrested. The family has started a facebook page, Justice4Jandei, and a petition on Change.org calling on Florida authorities to charge Laguerre in the case.

UPDATE: This article has been edited to include the words “never been charged” into the first sentence.

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9 thoughts on “Man Running Home Naked Is Killed, Shooter Still Not Charged

  1. I miss my brother , it’s been over three months still nothing , it’s different without the person that raised you basically . He’s 5 yrs older than me ,
    I sleep in his bed every night my family has kept all of his belonging at an arms reach .
    I constantly hear his voice in my head and really makes me want to cry just to think that about off all people my brother I can’t see him nor hear him anymore , nobody should be taken away so easily and nobody should have to lose someone that was there even before you we’re born . I love out mom our brother an his daughter .

    R.I.P Jandei Cherry

    I love you ❤

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