O'Cyrus Breaux of Houston, Texas celebrated his 14th birthday on July 15, 2017. Tragically, a day later, he was shot and killed...
"He was a good kid. I can't say nothing but good things, like everybody else," his mother, Ellen Breaux, said in an interview after his death.
Police said O'Cyrus was hit while friends and family were hanging out in a driveway at around 2 a.m. Those in attendance claim the shots came out of nowhere and no one saw the shooter. O'Cyrus suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
The family was originally from New Orleans, but Ellen Breaux said she left in 2011 along with her three sons to escape violence that occurred to her. A shooter had sprayed bullets at her and her fiancé. She was shot four times and he was killed.
This is where the story takes a strange turn.
Last week, police arrested Ellen, 33, and her 17-year old son, Messiah Breaux, accusing both of a June 23 armed robbery. In the robbery, the Breauxs are accused of pulling a gun on a man and taking his money and white pick-up truck and authorities said Ellen had the man pistol whipped. Police were able to track the stolen truck to the family's home using GPS.
In another twist, after his arrest, prosecutors say Messiah Breaux voluntarily gave a statement about the shooting while being questioned about the robbery. He confessed he shot his brother O'Cyrus.
Ellen Breaux's sister, Juliette Jackson, said she is hurt and angry that family members didn't know what really happened to O'Cyrus.
"I'm your sister, you could have told me the truth," Juliette Jackson said.
She said she doesn't know what sparked the gunfire, but speculated: "I don't think he meant to kill him."...
Juliette Jackson said she plans to visit Messiah in jail. "At the end of the day, it's still my family," she said. "Maybe the state can teach him something his mother couldn't. Maybe, like O'Cyrus, he's just a victim of his circumstances."...
Our sympathies are with those who mourn O'Cyrus' loss. Rest peacefully...
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