Get Well… AJ Jewell’s Daughter Asheley Remains In Critical Condition As Family Plans Vigil

- By Bossip Staff

Asheley Jewell, the daughter of Kandi Burruss’s late ex-fiance, is still in critical condition in a Georgia hospital after being shot in the head last weekend.

And her family is actively seeking the public’s help in figuring out why.

Friends and relatives of Asheley Jewell, the 15-year-old wounded in an apparent road rage shooting, will hold a candlelight vigil Saturday near the site of the shooting.

Jewell, a Stephenson High School sophomore, was shot in the head and remains in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Jewell is the daughter of the late A.J. Jewell, a “Real Housewives of Atlanta” personality who died in 2009 after a fist fight outside an Atlanta strip club.

About 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Fulton County police said, two vehicles were traveling on Old National Highway near Jerome Road when one started chasing the other. Shots were fired and Jewell, a passenger in the car being chased, was struck. No one else was hurt.

Jewell was rushed to Grady and underwent surgery.

“Investigators are looking into every possible motive as well as attempting to gain surveillance video from surrounding businesses for a closer description of the perpetrators’ vehicle,” Fulton detective Melissa Parker said.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477.

The vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 5549 Old National Highway in College Park.

“The vigil is a step toward healing a family victimized by senseless violence,” said Jewell’s cousin, attorney Ebony Phillips. “It is also a call for justice in hopes that someone will come forward with invaluable information about this case. Although nothing can undo the events of March 5, 2011, the family is hopeful that justice will prevail.”

Ashley “A.J.” Jewell died Oct. 2, 2009 after he and another man fought in the parking lot of the Body Tap, police said. A strip club employee was charged with voluntary manslaughter, but the charge was later dropped after it was determined Jewell died from a sickle cell crisis.

We hope the person responsible for this random ridiculousness will do the right thing and turn him- or herself in.


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  • Nancy

    Best of luck to her,and her family and friends at this time. Road Rage is a big deal and needs more attention!

    • Sally

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      Yeah–keep shakin’ in your boots, shyttin’ ya pants and having sleepless nights ’cause your more concerned with yourself than the recovery of this young lady!

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  • MzKissMySwagg

    This is so sad. I hope justice prevails for her and they catch the bastard cause they damn sure did her dad wrong as #ell. Get better Asheley.

  • juicyjustiss

    no offense but I think the crazy psycho that starts clappin out of a goddam car window doesn’t fit the profile for someone with a conscience. #duh

  • schoolteacher7

    My heart and prayers go out to Mom and daughter. Poor baby

  • Panther Queen

    My prayers go out to this fam. This is such a senseless act an i pray they find the punk bastards that did this to her!!!!!!!!!!

  • don't ask

    I’m so sad about this. Beautiful young girl. Prayers for her and her family.

  • laura

    Wow this is so sad sometimes i wonder what is this world comin too.So much volence I know her family is devasted Hope she gets better.

  • Christie_love

    Poor baby,i will keep Asheley in my prayers. Road Rage aint no joke these days,there are too many sick time bombs driving behind the wheel and most of them just are looking to attack anybody for no reason:men,women and children.

  • Daisy Jay

    She looks just like her father. Hope she recovers.

    These streets are filled with cowards with weapons…. It has to stop.

  • 1TruDiva w/the PlatinumVocals--Me and "we" will piggyback in a thread!

    I’m wondering what’s going through the mind of the person that fired the gun. I’ll bet they’re walking around asking “Do they know who did it? Do they know who did it?” Hoping THEIR name won’t be mentioned.

    Yeah–keep shakin’ in your boots, shyttin’ ya pants and having sleepless nights ’cause your more concerned with yourself than the recovery of this young lady!

    The good thing is–IF you’re out there thinking like that…I hope they catch you on top of it!

  • Ariona Taylor

    The last paragraph made me think she died. Then I realized that her father’s name was Ashley. Right? Pray for her y’all.

  • LuVn_liFe

    umh thats Not Kandi’s Daughter…
    However may god keep his hands on her and puLL her through

  • Shalonndramarie

    This is Too Terrible. Man this Family is really being tried,tested and true. God never gives you more than you can handle,stay strong and look towards the Sky,Thy Will Be Done.

  • William J Johnson

    My heart and prayers go out to Ashlee and her family! Such a senseless act and terrible crime!!

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