Vigil remembers 22 year old - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Vigil remembers 22 year old

Posted: Updated:

 

A family is mourning after losing Forenzo Walker to gunfire over the weekend.  It happened at the "C and C" Nightclub on Bessemer Road.

"Somebody took an innocent life, I know that," Fernando Berry, Walker's brother said.

The parking lot filled with friends and family is a testament that one life touches many.

"It's sad, though. Really sad. I'm going to miss him," Berry said.

22 year old Forenzo Walker died around 1 Saturday morning after multiple shots were fired - one from a Birmingham police officer.  So far, police have not said whether the fatal bullet came from that officer.

"I'm hurt, real hurt. Because from my understanding, it was about nothing," Berry said.

Police tell us, it started when a manager called police about a fight in the parking lot. When officers got there, they found the suspects firing handguns at each other.

"He didn't have an enemy and the way they just attacked my cousin," Versa McKeithan, his cousin said. "They way they came and rushed him, didn't give him a chance. He begged for his life, he said, please don't shoot me." 

His high school sweetheart and fiance tells us, Walker came to the nightclub for a family member's birthday.

"We didn't get the chance to get married, but he was a great person but we were just so in love," LaKyia Owens, his fiance said. "We were together like seven years." 

"I'm just going to keep him in my heart and let him be ok," Owens said. "I know he's up there with his Granny and he's watching over all of us." 

"This was uncalled for," McKeithan said. "Y'all took a special part of our lives. He didn't bother a soul. He wouldn't hurt a fly. He'd give you the shirt off his back."

All total, five people were injured - one with life threatening injuries. The ABI is investigating along with Birmingham Police. So far no arrests have been made.

 

  • Birmingham Area NewsMore>>

  • A shooting on Friday is now a homicide investigation

    A shooting on Friday is now a homicide investigation

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:38:52 GMT
    Birmingham Police detectives are conducting a homicide investigation after a man was shot Friday in the 1200 Block of Pine View Road.The man's identity has not been released pending notification of immediate family. On Friday around 4:50 p.m., West Precinct Officers responded to the location and found the victim lying face down in the street suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. Birmingham Fire and Rescue also responded and transported the victim to UAB wher...More >>
    Birmingham Police detectives are conducting a homicide investigation after a man was shot Friday in the 1200 Block of Pine View Road.The man's identity has not been released pending notification of immediate family. On Friday around 4:50 p.m., West Precinct Officers responded to the location and found the victim lying face down in the street suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. Birmingham Fire and Rescue also responded and transported the victim to UAB wher...More >>
  • Local company gives back to a disabled soldier

    Local company gives back to a disabled soldier

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:22:46 GMT
    A man who spent his life serving our country, was left with a debilitating condition. A group in Alabama heard his story and tonight, they're giving back. More >>
    A man who spent his life serving our country, was left with a debilitating condition. A group in Alabama heard his story and tonight, they're giving back. More >>
  • Homewood police: Woman allegedly assaulted, kidnapped Tuesday night

    Homewood police: Woman allegedly assaulted, kidnapped Tuesday night

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:49:52 GMT
    Police are investigating an alleged assault and kidnapping of a woman in Homewood Tuesday night.More >>
    Police are investigating an alleged assault and kidnapping of a woman in Homewood Tuesday night.
    More >>
Most Popular
Stories
Videos
loading...