Family celebrates life of teenage shooting victim on his birthday

The family and friends of Ali Shalash spent Monday night celebrating a life lost too soon. Israh Shalash lost her brother Ali last November. He died from a gunshot wound he got at the home of friend Jamar Mays. Court documents show Mays telling police a man wearing a ski mask tried to come through his window and shot inside his home, but evidence of empty bullet shells in the trash and a gun in a vehicle led police to Mays. Jamar Mays is charged with his friend Ali's death.

"It's been hard, but we got to keep our heads up and keep pushing day by day. We know if he was here he'd be doing the same thing - right out here celebrating with us," says sister Israh Shalash.

His family's hoping this party will show Ali just how many loved him and how many remember him every day.

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