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Dying Too Young: Talaya Tucker

Oklahoman Modified: March 28, 2009 at 8:14 pm •  Published: March 25, 2009

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Name: Talaya Tucker

Age: 7

Place of residence: Oklahoma City

Died: Sept. 25, 2006

What happened: Talaya and her mother, Latoya, were gunned down in their home at 2308 N Miramar Blvd. Two men rushed inside the den where the two were resting with Talaya's father, Tommy Jackson III, and her brother, Tommy Jackson IV. The shootings appeared to be targeted and premeditated, police said. Police are still looking for the two men.

Other: “She was interested in a lot of artsy things, she liked to color, draw, musing. She was very confident, loved to sing, loved to sing and dance. That was my little angel,” said Toni Monroe, her grandmother. has disabled the comments for this article.