Mother pleads for help after second son is killed

6:08 PM, Nov 7, 2013   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A mother is pleading for help from the public after her second son was gunned down in Grand Rapids.

Thursday, the community gathered to say goodbye to Domnick Floyd, 23. He was one of two people shot in the parking lot of New York Fried Chicken last week.

"This is my second child lost to street violence," said Jacqueline Floyd. She's with a group called Moms on a Mission, which wants to stop the violence in the Grand Rapids community

Last week, Domnick and several friends went to the restaurant on South Division at Franklin Street after a concert. As they walked out the front door, Domnick's friend was robbed. The friend was legally carrying a concealed weapon and shot the robber. Moments later, someone else shot Domnick.

"My son was a beautiful child, always smiling, killed for no reason," said Jacqueline Floyd.

Jacqueline's other son, Kwaze Kelley, was 26 when he was shot and killed in Grand Rapids. "August 9, 1999. Same situation: Gunfire -- he crawled to his death. I hate to think about it. it was a senseless shooting."

At Domnick's funeral there were at least three mothers who had lost more than one child. "Please, go get your education, look toward a goal that will take you to get a better job, help your brother, sister. Violence has got to stop," said another mother.

In Domnick's case, the person who shot him has not been caught. As Jacqueline grieves the loss, she asks the community to help find his killer.

If you have any information, you can contact Grand Rapids Police at (616) 456-3604 or remain anonymous and call Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.

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