“It’s a day I’ll always remember”; Widow and household keep in mind Espresso County father one yr after carjacking dying

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2021-09-14 23:59:07

COFFEE COUNTY, TN (WSMV) – Monday, a Espresso County household relives the worst day of their lives. One yr in the past, their son, Jordan Stevens, died after he was shot by a carjacker close to Manchester. Stevens was shot thrice, saving the lives of his spouse and unborn baby.

Jordan Stevens’ household says D’Angelo Dorsey rammed into the automobile Jordan and his spouse, Aileen, have been driving on Freeway 70 earlier than he hijacked them. To today their household can nonetheless see the tire marks on the pavement, they usually can’t have a look at the realm the identical method once more.

“It’s a day I’ll always remember,” says Jeff Stevens, Jordan’s father.

Exterior the Stevens’ McMinnville house, indicators line their perimeter saying “Our Hero” in honor of their son.

On Sept. 13, 2020, Jordan and Aileen have been purported to go to Jordan’s mother and father’ home for lunch. However when Jeff and Michelle didn’t hear from their son, they acquired apprehensive.

“I instructed him, “one thing’s not proper, I can’t really feel Jordan”,” Michelle remembers.

Along with her motherly intuition, Michelle was proper. A TBI investigation revealed Jordan and Aileen have been on their strategy to church when Dorsey compelled his method into the couple’s automobile. Dorsey instructed them to drive him to their house the place he stole two weapons and one other automobile. He later took Jordan and Aileen to a abandoned space in Manchester and instructed 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 thrice. Dorsey then instructed Aileen to get again into the automobile 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 consider have 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 yr 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 yr from COVID-19, 10 days aside. In a single yr, she misplaced three of crucial males in her life, however one she sees on daily basis in Galilea.

“Seems to be similar to him when he was a child,” Aileen says.

“She has quite a lot of 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 dying, his mother and father inform their youngest son, Jason, that if he’s ever driving a automobile and somebody rams into him, hold driving. They are saying they’ll pay for any ticket.

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