Investigators and family members are searching for new information to help solve the cold case of Ben Jernigan's death in October 2016.
Jernigan, 29, was killed when his car broke down just a few blocks from his house in North Knoxville on October 8, 2016. The Knoxville Police Department believes the attacker, who shot Jernigan at point-blank range, was motivated by robbery.
"Whoever he was, or they were ... basically executed Ben at point blank range. Something no parent should ever go through," Guy Jernigan, Ben's father, said.
Guy Jernigan and other family members joined KPD investigators on Monday in canvassing the neighborhood near where Ben was shot, hoping to find anyone with new information about the crime.
They went door-to-door, searching for information about Jernigan's murder that October night on the corner of Fairfax Avenue and Forsythe Street.
"I just want him off the streets," Guy Jernigan said of the unknown shooter.
No weapon was found after the shooting, and DNA tests were inconclusive. KPD says investigators have spoken to leads, but the case remains cold.
Family members remember Ben as a veteran, artist and family man with no record of bad behavior. They hope passing out fliers and knocking on doors helped re-spark the unsolved case.
"He was like a little something different to everybody ... but everybody loved him," Guy Jernigan said.
Anyone with information is asked to call KPD at 865-215-7206.