Christmas opens old wounds for family who lost a child

Christmas opens old wounds for family who lost a child

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The family who lost their son to a drive by shooting earlier this year is not looking forward to Christmas.

7-year old Terrez Coleman was a victim of a drive-by shooting as the family drove down Prescott Road back in August. The bullet also hit his sister, but she survived. This will be the Coleman's first Christmas without him. That's why his mother, Felicia Coleman, said the family isn't looking forward to it.

"I'm looking at it as another day, because I don't want to be excited and happy about Christmas because he is not here with us," said Coleman.

Inside the family's home there weren't any ornaments, Christmas trees, or decorations in sight. Just a picture of Terrez, serving as a memorial in the middle of the living room.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office adopted the family for their annual Christmas toy give away. They hope toys will perhaps lift the family's spirits.

"We know that it's been a tough couple of months," said Detective Scott Henning with EBRSO "This is always a tough time of the year to have to deal with a lost family member, and this is just our small part to try and give back to them to make their Christmas just a little better."

Detectives said they are still searching for any clue that will lead to Terrez's shooter. If you know any information that can help investigators please contact Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.

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