BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – “He is sleeping. And then this bullet. And shot him in the head while he was sleeping,” said Cathy Toliver, grandmother of Devin Page, Jr.
The family is still silent.
Their sweet boy, adorably nicknamed “Juju”, was killed by a stray bullet during a drive-by shooting.
“He is so smart. He’s very smart, he’s handsome. He, he was so beautiful with a beautiful soul,” said his mother, Tye Toliver.
The family has received a lot of support, including kindness from basketball great, Shaquille O’Neal.
But the real healing will take a long time, long after the funeral.
“Every one of you said that you would be here for me, I hope you all hold on to that because I will need all the help and support when his funeral is over. end. And I will fight for my son, I will fight for him,” said the mother.
Tye and Cathy Toliver said they will not stop fighting for justice for Juju.
“If you did this to my grandmother, you are looking at her right now, and you are looking at us, looking us in the face, and you are the one who did this. How can you be true to yourself, not just for my grandchildren but for others? Did you see anyone who was killed? Who was murdered? And you think you’re out of it, but you’re not out of it,” Cathy Toliver said.
Baton Rouge Sheriff Murphy Paul appealed not only to those involved in the shooting but also to those with information that could lead to their arrest.
“To the people around him or her or them, family members, friends, your associates, girlfriends, someone in the circle of people who drove down the street and shot a child sleeping in his bed? Yes, someone out there knows. What do you not say is true? ‘ said Paul.
Devin’s mom is asking people to take action because you never know when it’s going to reach your house.
“I never thought I would have to go through something like this. You know, I always thought my kids would be the one to bury me and not me to bury my kids, you know, and I was so angry, I was angry,” she said.
His grandmother asks everyone to spread love, not violence.
Toliver says: “The approach I would take is let’s go after love.
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