The family of a teen who was shot and killed Monday in his driveway pleaded Tuesday for the violence against young people in Baton Rouge to stop.
“Every day there’s a different victim with a different name,” said Erroll Holmes, the uncle of Darius Robinson, who was shot and killed about 7:30 p.m. Monday at 5640 Clayton Court.
“Yesterday, it just happened to be his,” he said.
Robinson was hit several times by bullets fired from a white pickup, police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.
The teen was taken to a hospital where he died.
Police have not made any arrests or named any suspects in the shooting.
There is no known motive.
Robinson’s family and friends stood outside his home Tuesday afternoon mourning, trying to figure what happened.
Holmes said Robinson was a “good, hard-working kid,” who, to his knowledge, hadn’t harmed or upset anyone.
The teen was about to register in a GED class and was training to become a welder, Holmes said, adding Robinson dropped out of Istrouma High in December after his father died of lung cancer.
“He was emotional about his dad’s death,” Holmes said. “I was trying to mentor him.”
Holmes said he called Robinson every day to check on him and had hired him to work several jobs with his landscaping business.
On the day his nephew died, Holmes said he was driving back from Thibodaux and had stopped to fix a light bulb on his van when he got a call from Robinson’s older brother.
“He told me what happened and that Darius was in stable condition,” Holmes said. “He died later that night.”
Holmes said he hopes the people who killed his nephew are caught and he has faith in the Police Department that an arrest will be made.
“There’s an answer for all of this,” he said. “I just hope they find it soon.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP.