CLEARWATER, Fla. — It’s been 18 years, and a family is still pleading for answers after their loved one, Clarence Bolden was gunned down while playing cards in a Clearwater home.

  • Clarence Bolden gunned down while playing cards inside home
  • Shooting happened in 2012; suspect still not caught
  • Loved one released balloons in his honor Saturday

On Saturday, family and friends released balloons in his honor, but they say they are far from closure.

"The truth is out there, and someone is holding it back,” said Adrian Jackson, Bolden’s best friend.

On February 7, 2002, investigators say two masked men barged into a home on Fulton Avene and Harbor Drive, when they shot Bolden and ran off.

The Clearwater Police Department have yet to find a suspect.

“I am standing strong and I will never ever give up,” says wife Andrea Bolden. “He was my soul mate, I will not rest until I find justice.”

There is a $25,000 reward for anyone who can lead police to find the shooter.

If you have any information on this case, you’re urged to call the Clearwater Police Department at (727) 562-4242