Another victim, Robert Lee Jackson, 33, was trying to turn his life around after his release from prison five years ago. According to his girlfriend he was building a life with her and their two children and working as a contractor on construction sites. But street life caught up with him in May, when he was indicted on drug distribution charges. Before he could have his day in court, three men gunned him down in broad daylight on July 13. At the time of our news story, his girlfriend had yet to find the words to tell the children their father was dead.