NOTE: Our story identifies Ms. Derouselle as the victim’s wife. She was introduced to us by the victim’s father as the victim’s wife. A family spokeswoman says she is considered by the family to be his wife.
The family of a man gunned down in front of his home Thursday say they are praying for justice.
Scott Police confirmed, Robert Felix was shot in a trailer park off West Willow Street in Scott.
His family and friends are now seeking answers.
“I was just shocked because this happened so fast. Like I thought it was somebody playing with a gun outside,” said Felix’s wife, Keyathai Derouselle,
Felix’s wife and her daughter were inside the house.
“We were watching TV and all you hear is a gunshot and we heard two more. And all you hear is him falling over and when he fell over, I went back outside. And I’m like he’d been shot. He’d been shot in the back,” Derouselle said through tears.
They rushed outside to find the gruesome scene.
“I was talking to him (while he was on the floor) and he was like ‘baby I love y’all. Take care of my kids.’ And he couldn’t be calm and he was like where are (the ambulances)? where they at? And my little girl was just standing there and she was just like ‘you’re going to be okay, you’re going to be okay,'” she said.
Felix’s father says he’s struggling to cope with his son’s death.
“It’s very hard to lose a son like that, especially when you saw him earlier and you can’t see him again,” said Robert Bartie. “It hurt me, it hurt me so much because I thought he was coming back but that was his last words ‘bye daddy.'”
At a vigil Sunday night, his family and friends prayed for an end to gun violence.
“His life was robbed from him, but we robbing each other of life every single day,” preached one speaker.
“To me, a gun is a sign of a coward. If you got something to do with a man, talk it out. If y’all can’t talk it out, leave each other alone. Y’all got to understand we’re killing our own kind,” said another.
They also prayed for police to catch the gunman, so they can have some closure.
“I’m here to talk for my son because he cannot talk for himself. All we want is justice. If I have to put my son to rest, I’d like to see the guy who did this get caught. Because this is tragedy and it’s hurting us. And I have to live with this and I love him and I miss him every day,” said Felix’s father.
As of now, no arrests have been made. Chief Chad Leger said more information will be released as the investigation progresses.