BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - About 40 days have passed since 7-year-old Terrez Coleman was shot and killed while riding home with his family. The family was driving on Prescott Road on August 16 when gunfire rang out. Little Terrez is a victim of random violence and his killer is still at large.
"To be in a family vehicle coming back from a family outing just minding their own business, and all the sudden shots are fired in their car and it takes the life of their seven year old kid, you can't imagine it," said East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux.
On Sept. 26, at 9 a.m., a host of Southern University students and non-profit organizations gathered at the Campus of Inspiring Charter Academy, where Terrance went to school.
A memorial flowerbed, a ribbon and plaque was dedicated as a tribute to Terrez Coleman.
"It was good. It was an experience. Especially to hear some of the messages that some of them had said about how they missed him," said CEO of Men of Empowerment Eugene Williams III. "They miss him helping them out in class. They miss playing with him in recess and things like that. So that right there lets you know that Terrez did more by touching his classmates life."