CRIME STOPPERS ALERT: Jordan Sigli, 13, shot at north Tulsa birthday party, killer on the loose

TULSA - Like many grandparents, Janet Phipps couldn't be more proud of her grandson.  

"He was energetic. Crack of dawn he was out the door, riding his go cart," said Janet.

Fun-loving and a good student, by all accounts 13-year-old Jordan Sigli was a great kid.

His was not the kind of life you would expect to end in tragedy.

"It's a child. His life ended," said Janet. "He didn't have a chance to grow up or go to middle school or get married or anything. His life was cut short."

Cut short by a bullet.

On May 20, 2012, a friend's mom took Jordan to a birthday party at Tanzi Sports Bar in north Tulsa.

He never made it inside.

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Police say when Jordan stepped out of the car he was immediately hit by the gunfire, screaming out to his friends, "I've been shot."

"They were just shooting into the crowd," said Janet.

Someone in another car opened fire, seemingly firing at random.

A bullet ricocheted off a car door, hitting Jordan in the heart.

Two days later he died at the hospital.

"This was a 13-year-old boy," said Jill Roberson of the Tulsa Police Department's Crime Stoppers Unit. "His life was taken way too soon."

But more than a year later, police still don't know who did it.

The shooter drove off and some witnesses claim they didn't fully realize what happened.

"Maybe they didn't know someone was shot at that time, but we think they do know who was in that vehicle shooting," said Roberson.

The witnesses gave different descriptions of the suspect vehicle, making the investigation difficult for police.

While the family waits for an arrest there is a place they can find peace, a tree planted in Jordan's honor outside his school, Emerson Elementary in north Tulsa.

It's a new life just beginning, to remember another cut way too short.

If you have any information or tip that could help police, contact Crimestoppers ( You do not have to give your name.

Tips that lead to an arrest could result in a reward of up to $1,500.

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