LSU fan requests a moment of silence for Shelby
POSTED: Friday, October 25, 2013 - 6:16pm
UPDATED: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 5:50pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — One man wants to honor a die hard LSU fan at this weekend's homecoming game against Furman.
Glen Clark is a LSU fan, and so was Shelby Holmes. Shelby died Thursday from his injuries after being shot multiple times earlier this week.
"My intent was only to just throw an idea out there on the Facebook page, and it just kind of took off from there. I guess something inside of me said 'Hey, I want to do this," Glen said.
In the community, Shelby was known as an avid LSU fan, but also for his kindness.
"About 15 years ago, my son was a toddler, and we were out at a ball game. Shelby saw that I was having problems keeping him happy," Glen said. "About the fifth inning of a really good game, Shelby comes back with a baseball and gives it to my son. That stuck with me to this day."
Glen took to Facebook Friday morning to get the word out about taking a moment of silence for shelby at Saturday's homecoming game, and LSU answered his call.
"I think anybody that walks to games, as he did, and was so loyal and so nice and polite to everyone," Glen said. "I think it might be the least that LSU can do for one of their own."
Shelby's best friend said, he could not agree more.
"I think it will be a big thing, just to have a tribute to him and his memory and his passion and love for the Tigers," Carl Dunn said. "I feel great. I feel proud that I knew Shelby Holmes, and I knew the man he was and how big of a fan he was. That may bring awareness of the situations that are happen in Baton Rouge right now."
LSU will take a moment of silence for Shelby at tomorrow's game.
If you have any information about Shelby's death, you can call crime stoppers 225-344-STOP.