COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Columbus Police and the mother of 19-year-old Miles Tolliver held a press conference Thursday in hopes of finding more information to solve a January homicide.
"It's been the worst day of my life, that day. A part of me died that day,” said Maquita Tolliver, mother of Miles Tolliver. "He used to tell me, mom you're my hero. And when he died I realized he turned out to be my hero."
Tolliver was killed in a double shooting on Jan. 26, 2020 in the 2000 block of Yorkhull Lane.
Detectives say Tolliver was in a car with 22-year-old Daylin Pollard, who survived the incident, when a blue car pulled up and multiple people started firing off rounds. Both were struck by bullets as they tried to get away.
"Striking the surviving victim once and Mr. Tolliver multiple times,” said Homicide Det. Scott Polgar.
Polgar said out of the seven homicide cases he's been working on since the start of the year, this is the only one that's still unresolved. He's now determined to bring justice to the family.
"We have physical evidence, we have some leads that the family has provided. And we have come to the finish line we just need that push across the finish line,” said Polgar.
Police are now begging for leads and hope by speaking out it can bring witnesses forward.
"Like I told Ms. Tolliver, our jobs isn't to arrest somebody our jobs is that we see this clear to a conviction,” said Polgar.
Maquita Tolliver said moving on has been close to impossible but she’s now begging for closure.
"So, if you know something, seen something, taped something please I implore you to let us know."
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Polgar at 614-645-4196 or the Columbus police homicide unit at 614-645-4730.