The Montrose Center, the LGBT center serving greater Houston, set up a funeral fund for Jared Jonte Jacobs, a 25-year-old man killed by a rampaging driver early Thursday.
Cordale Robinson reportedly stormed out of the Bayou City Bar & Grill after an altercation inside the establishment; he got into his car and careened out of the parking lot, hitting several people on his way out. Robinson struck at least four people, including Jacobs, who died. Robinson is being charged with aggravated assault and murder, OutSmart reports.
Jacobs was not involved with the fight and was simply leaving the bar when Robinson tore out of the parking lot.
"On March 22, 2018, the Houston LGBTQ community lost one of its community gems, Jared Jonte Jacobs, due to a senseless act of violence that could have and should have been prevented," the fundraising page states. "Jared, who was 25 years old at the time, was a proud 2017 Lamar University graduate with a nursing degree who had a bright and promising future. He was a son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend. He is survived by a loving support system of family and friends who have asked that the Montrose Center create this fund in his memory. Our hearts are extended to the family and friends who mourn the loss of such a shining star in their lives.
"If you would like to help Jared's family with the expenses associated with this unfortunate and untimely loss, we invite you to give to this fund by clicking Make a Donation. All proceeds (minus processing fees for online transactions) will be given directly to his family."