Bond has been set at $500,000 for a man arrested in connection with a deadly drive-by shooting in 2019 that claimed the life of a 19-year-old.Jameko Hayden is charged with murder in the death of Christian Gwynn, court records confirm. He was taken into custody Wednesday.Gwynn was killed in the drive-by shooting just days before Christmas in the Shawnee neighborhood. “I’m smiling because I didn’t fail my son. I promised him we were going to find who killed him and I stood by that promise,” said an emotional Krista Gwynn, Christian’s mother.Relatives said the shooting happened while the 19-year-old was walking home from a restaurant.”He was a great guy; he didn’t even hurt a fly and he didn’t deserve what he got,” said Christian’s Father, Nevada Gwynn.Related: Family of 19-year-old killed in Shawnee neighborhood pleads for answers in his deathDuring previous interviews with WLKY, relatives of Gwynn said he was full of ambition and life. He was a brother to five siblings and “loved to work.” They said he didn’t want to be a statistic.Court records indicate that Gwynn was shot twice. Detectives said they identified a red sedan that was seen fleeing the area of the shooting, and that vehicle was in the possession of Hayden when the gunfire went off.Investigators later determined the sedan was reported stolen, according to court records.Hayden has been convicted of several felonies out of Jefferson County and is not allowed to possess a firearm. He was arraigned Thursday morning on the murder charge.The judge entered a not guilty plea for Hayden, who is due back in court on May 7.Additional details have not been released about the investigation.Nevada and Krista Gwynn say they still don’t have answers as to why this happened to their son.”Knowing that the man who killed my son is locked up, I can wait a couple more days to sit down and for him to give me the full details of what he may know, what he can tell me,” Krista Gwynn said.But since Christian’s murder, they’ve turned their pain into purpose, joining nonprofits that help combat gun violence. “We’re going to keep fighting because there are other homicide victims out there that haven’t got what we got and we just want to be there for them and let them know don’t give up hope,” Krista Gwynn said.And while they say they’ll never have full closure, they say sleeping at night will be easier.”I don’t have really a reason to be sad anymore. I’m going to cry a bit because I miss my son but I’m happy,” Nevada Gwynn said.

Bond has been set at $500,000 for a man arrested in connection with a deadly drive-by shooting in 2019 that claimed the life of a 19-year-old.

Jameko Hayden is charged with murder in the death of Christian Gwynn, court records confirm. He was taken into custody Wednesday.

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Gwynn was killed in the drive-by shooting just days before Christmas in the Shawnee neighborhood.

“I’m smiling because I didn’t fail my son. I promised him we were going to find who killed him and I stood by that promise,” said an emotional Krista Gwynn, Christian’s mother.

Relatives said the shooting happened while the 19-year-old was walking home from a restaurant.

“He was a great guy; he didn’t even hurt a fly and he didn’t deserve what he got,” said Christian’s Father, Nevada Gwynn.

Related: Family of 19-year-old killed in Shawnee neighborhood pleads for answers in his death

During previous interviews with WLKY, relatives of Gwynn said he was full of ambition and life. He was a brother to five siblings and “loved to work.” They said he didn’t want to be a statistic.

Court records indicate that Gwynn was shot twice. Detectives said they identified a red sedan that was seen fleeing the area of the shooting, and that vehicle was in the possession of Hayden when the gunfire went off.

Investigators later determined the sedan was reported stolen, according to court records.

Hayden has been convicted of several felonies out of Jefferson County and is not allowed to possess a firearm. He was arraigned Thursday morning on the murder charge.

The judge entered a not guilty plea for Hayden, who is due back in court on May 7.

Additional details have not been released about the investigation.

Nevada and Krista Gwynn say they still don’t have answers as to why this happened to their son.

“Knowing that the man who killed my son is locked up, I can wait a couple more days to sit down and for him to give me the full details of what he may know, what he can tell me,” said Krista Gwynn.

But since Christian’s murder, they’ve turned their pain into purpose, joining non-profits that help combat gun violence.

“We’re going to keep fighting because there are other homicide victims out there that haven’t got what we got and we just want to be there for them and let them know don’t give up hope,” said Krista Gwynn.

And while they say they’ll never have full closure, they say sleeping at night will be easier.

“I don’t have really a reason to be sad anymore. I’m going to cry a bit because I miss my son but I’m happy,” said Nevada Gwynn.

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