Family and friends ask for answers in North Baton Rouge shooting

Family and friends ask for answers in North Baton Rouge shooting
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POSTED: Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 7:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 8:43am

Charles Kimber got news Saturday night no uncle should ever have to hear.

"Real surprising. I was just getting off work when I got the phone call. I come here and see my nephew laying on the ground," Kimber said. " I was angry."

His nephew Shaquille Davis, 23, died. Police say some one shot him at his home on Alliquipa Street. Davis friends are still trying to make sense of what happened.

"When I found out I couldn't even sleep last night. I haven't been to sleep yet," Shawn Robertson, Davis' friend, explained. "Shaquille was not that type of person I mean. You would always see him smiling."

Kimber said Davis wanted to do more with his life. Davis was working on becoming a welder, so he could help take care of his younger brother.

"Start going to school always telling me hey uncle I'm getting it right now," Kimber said.

Robertson explained things were looking good for Davis. Davis even bought his dream car. Robertson said Davis didn't have any enemies, but he did get some unwanted attention because of the new car.

"By him getting that car and by him staying to himself like that people could have thought anything," Robertson said."Thought that he had money."

Police say they have no motive in this case. They say the shooter is a black male with a low hair cut and was last seen wearing a beige shirt and black shorts.

Still Davis friends and family can't believe anyone would want to hurt him.

"Why for what reason. He didn't bother no body. He wasn't no violent person He'd give you the shirt off his back if you ask him for it," Doretta Francis, Davis' aunt, said.

"Most respectable young man you will ever meet. I never know him to have an enemy. I never know him to have an altercation," Kimber said.

They just want someone to speak up and help police find Davis' killer.

"He walks every day people see him every day. The part that really hurt me is the people close to him round in this neighborhood no body not saying nothing. Nobody has seen nothing. nobody say anything," Francis described.

If you know anything about this incident call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.


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I'm sorry for the loss of yet another black man..why isn't Jessie or Al down here protesting his death? Is it because he was shot by yet another black man and that is ok? How do they pick and choose what life is more important?

They figure which murder will gain them the most publisity and money and if it happens to be a black on black crime its not a money maker so they move on to the next crime that will make a dollar for them and get TV coverage , stop the media coverage and you want see thier cheerful faces in the cameras.

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