August 25, 2019, Quanita “Tay” Jackson, a 20-year-old from Milwaukee, was fatally shot near Moody Park after being caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting. This past weekend, nearing the three-year anniversary of her passing, members of the community came together for “Tay Day,” an event held to remember Quanita at Silver Spring Center.
Tay Jackson was involved in her community as a volunteer for Children’s Outing Association (COA) and regularly helped children in her community. Attorney Michael Hupy, a member of the board of directors for COA, donated $2,000 to support “Tay Day” on top of the $100,000 reward he offered to help solve the murder of Quanita.
In honor of Quanita’s commitment to helping the youth in her community, “Tay Day” included a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, as well as a dunk contest and prizes. This annual event is put together not only to remember Quanita, but to also make an effort to keep children off the streets.
Michael Hupy, President of Milwaukee Crime Stoppers, personally donated $2,000 to help fund this event. Additionally, Attorney Hupy offered $100,000 as a reward for information that will help solve the murder of Quanita. Anonymous tips with information can be sent to Milwaukee Crime Stoppers. There have been multiple leads, but information is still needed to help solve this crime.
“Those who came together this weekend for ‘Tay Day’ to remember Quanita demonstrate the enormous impact that this woman had on her community,” said Michael Hupy. “Quanita was committed to being a community role model and a fighter for peace in her neighborhood. We hope that someone will come forward with information that will bring justice to this senseless crime.”
If you have information regarding criminal activity, call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS (8477) or connect by smartphone with the P3 TIPS app and provide your anonymous tip.