SAN ANGELO, TX — He hasn’t been dead for 24 hours and already there is a GoFundMe fundraising page asking for $10,000 in donations for the guy who police said forced his way into a home and was shot multiple times.
The GoFundMe page, created by Angela Lassetter, is to raise money for funeral expenses for Jadyn Phillips, 20.
Just before midnight Friday night, police said Phillips forced his way into an upstairs apartment in Sedona Ranch, a middle class apartment complex on San Angelo’s southwest side. The resident living in the apartment, unnamed and also 20 years old, fired multiple shots. Phillips died of multiple gunshot wounds, although an official autopsy was ordered by the justice of the peace. Police said Phillips was making the home invasion with an accomplice who has not been found or named. The apparent motive was robbery, police said.
“Regardless of what the news is reporting, everything is still under investigation and we do not need to cast stones we need to pull together and help,” states the narrative on the GoFundMe page.
The narrative of the GoFundMe page alludes to there being more to the story than so far released by police. The narrative on the GoFundMe page alleges Phillips was “murdered.”
As of 8 p.m. Saturday night, $2,600 was reported raised of a $10,000 goal.