COFFEE COUNTY, TN (WSMV) – Monday, a Espresso County household relives the worst day of their lives. One 12 months in the past, their son, Jordan Stevens, died after he was shot by a carjacker close to Manchester. Stevens was shot 3 times, saving the lives of his spouse and unborn baby.
Jordan Stevens’ household says D’Angelo Dorsey rammed into the automotive Jordan and his spouse, Aileen, had been driving on Freeway 70 earlier than he hijacked them. To this present day their household can nonetheless see the tire marks on the pavement, and so they can’t take a look at the world the identical method once more.
“It’s a day I’ll always remember,” says Jeff Stevens, Jordan’s father.
Outdoors the Stevens’ McMinnville dwelling, indicators line their perimeter saying “Our Hero” in honor of their son.
On Sept. 13, 2020, Jordan and Aileen had been presupposed to go to Jordan’s mother and father’ home for lunch. However when Jeff and Michelle didn’t hear from their son, they obtained apprehensive.
“I advised him, “one thing’s not proper, I can’t really feel Jordan”,” Michelle remembers.
Together with her motherly intuition, Michelle was proper. A TBI investigation revealed Jordan and Aileen had been on their method to church when Dorsey pressured his method into the couple’s automotive. Dorsey advised them to drive him to their dwelling the place he stole two weapons and one other automotive. He later took Jordan and Aileen to a abandoned space in Manchester and advised them to get out.
“At that time he simply circled and Jordan mentioned, “please don’t shoot her or my child, simply take my life”,” Jeff says.
Jordan’s household says he was shot by Dorsey 3 times. Dorsey then advised Aileen to get again into the automotive and drove down I-24 till he crashed. Dorsey then took his personal life.
“For 3 hours Aileen was with that man,” Jeff stresses. “Three hours.”
Three hours, after three gunshots, which Aileen now imagine had been for Jordan, herself, and their unborn child who’s now seven months previous.
Her title is Galilea Stevens, and he or she lives with Aileen in Miami. However for Aileen this 12 months hasn’t gotten any simpler.
“Now that we’re right here, I’ve already suffered two different losses,” Aileen says. “One with my grandpa on the nineteenth and my dad on the twenty ninth.”
Aileen’s dad and grandfather handed away this 12 months from COVID-19, 10 days aside. In a single 12 months, she misplaced three of an important males in her life, however one she sees day by day in Galilea.
“Appears similar to him when he was a child,” Aileen says.
“She has numerous Jordan’s little notions,” Michelle feedback. “She has the little nostril and the large blue eyes.”
“I hope she has a dry humorousness,” Jeff chuckles.
After Jordan’s demise, his mother and father inform their youngest son, Jason, that if he’s ever driving a automotive and somebody rams into him, preserve driving. They are saying they’ll pay for any ticket.