On January 19, 2014, Jermani's mother's fiance allegedly got into an altercation with another woman. That night, he, Jermani, her mother and two siblings stopped at a house after watching the Seahawks vs. 49ers game on television. According to sources close to the family, the fiance owed money to a friend from a bet on the game. While he went inside, Noni Brooks and her three children waited in the car. After a few minutes, a green SUV pulled up aside from the car and a man stepped out. Jermani probably never even saw it coming. The man fired several rapid shots into the car and drove away. When the police got there, the found Jermani and her mother, both desperately clinging to life; each with gunshot wounds to the head. They were raced to the hospital, and Jermani's mother was stabilized... but there wasn't anything they could do for Jermani. Her injuries were just too severe, and four days before her sixth birthday beautiful little Jermani took her last breath and silently slipped away.