Jul 30, 2013 10:34 PM
What was supposed to be an intimate family gathering, quickly grew to include those who consider Ezavion Lindsey-Trigg part of their family.
More than a hundred people gathered outside the Tates Creek High schooler's home Thursday night to remember a young man missed by many.
"I've known Ezavion since the second grade. Been best friends ever since. I'm not even about to say best friend. I'm about to say brother because that's how he was to me," said Jaren Shelby, Ezavion's friend.
Not a day passed that Jaren Shelby didn't see his best friend. Now that Ezavion's gone, Shelby says he feels like he's lost part of himself.
"Whenever he's not around, I feel like I'm alone. I really don't know how to explain it," Shelby said.
Just one face in the crowd of so many, touched by this young man.
Police say the 16-year-old was shot and killed Sunday night by his half brother, Eric Trigg, in what police are calling an accidental shooting. Trigg now sits in the Fayette County Jail facing charges of reckless homicide, and is due back in court on august 6th. Lexington police continue to investigate the shooting death of Ezavion.
"It's just so soon. All this doesn't seem real. I just feel like not prepared for it," Shelby said.
More than a hundred people gathered outside his childhood home.
The crowd of mourners, made up mostly of young friends of the Tate's Creek High schooler, spilled into the street, lighting candles as they remembered a young life cut short.
"I looked up to him like a brother because he helped me, and he was always there for me," said Charles Jones, Ezavion's cousin. "I think that they all miss Ezavion and we wish he was back."
The crowd sang the words "it's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday. Rest in peace Ezavion," in hopes their melody, will make saying goodbye a little easier.