Family, friends remember man killed in central Fresno shooting

Isaac Jackson was from Los Angeles and made his way to Fresno to further his music career.

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- Tonight friends and family celebrated the life of a young man who was shot and killed in central Fresno last week. Last Friday 24-year-old Isaac Jackson was inside his car when a gunman fired at him. A friend tried to rush him to the hospital but he did not make it. Action News reporter Gilbert Magallon joins us in the studio with a look at how Jackson is being remembered and the search for the suspect.

GILBERT MAGALLON: Well Alyssa, Jackson's loved ones say he had so much left to give the world. He's now being remembered as a talented man whose positive presence could only be matched by his powerful voice.


24-year-old Isaac Jackson had big dreams of becoming a recording artist.

PATIENCE PORTER: He was always writing something up. I'm going to miss him.

GILBERT MAGALLON: His friends say he was gifted and anyone who heard his music instantly recognized it.


- I just knew how high his ceiling was going to be. And I respected his music and him as a person. He was angelic.

GILBERT MAGALLON: Last Friday, Jackson was shot and killed in central Fresno. He and a friend were sitting inside a car at Inyo and Backer when investigators say Tywain Robinson fired at them. Only Jackson was struck by the gunfire. His friend tried to rush him to the hospital but only made it to Divisadero and Highway 41. Jackson's family has been struggling since. His little brother, Gary Picton, is doing his best to live by his brother's words.

GARY PICTON: He was always the one that kind of pulled everyone together in our group of friends and so I feel like we owe it to him to come together and just show each other love. That's all we can do out here.

GILBERT MAGALLON: Jackson was from Los Angeles and made his way to Fresno to further his music career. Dandre was producing his new album. He's now naming his recording studio after his beloved friend.

- It's for him. We're going to keep his name alive.

GILBERT MAGALLON: His music now means more to his loved ones than it ever has. It brings them comfort and makes them feel like he's right there with them.


Now detectives are still working to track down Robinson, who they consider armed and dangerous. He was last seen driving a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe with California license plate number 7KPP149. Anyone with information is urged to call Fresno Police or Valley Crime Stoppers. In the studio, Gilbert Magallon, ABC 30 Action News.