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Crime Stoppers: One bullet and so many ripple affects

Tivon Tarvin (Source: Family) Tivon Tarvin (Source: Family)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

There are pictures of a loving family throughout the home. Sons, fathers, daughters and sisters. It is a tight family, a close family. It is a family dealing with a big loss.

A hole in a storage bin along a quiet road in Baton Rouge has a horrible story behind it. What caused it is the source of pain for so many.

"Our units arrived on scene and discovered our victim had a single gunshot wound to the head," said Det. Sherri Harris with the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Officers found Tivon Tarvin, 34. He had been shot and killed along Spain Street, which is just off South 15th Street near Government Street. A lonely little road now carries a big secret. It is a secret that has affected so many.

"It's a hard thing for a mother to lose a son and have to bury a son,” said Rosalind Jenkins, the victim’s mother. “Parents shouldn't have to bury their children."

She lost her son that horrible night and the loss would extend much further. His four kids lost a father and his wife lost a husband.

"There was evidence left on the scene that made us come to the conclusion that the shooting actually happened inside the vehicle," Harris explained.

It happening inside the car means he knew his killer. Does his killer know what he's done? His mother always had a fear that a gunshot may claim her son's life. But not this son, her other one. The one who's been in the Marines for 20 years.

"Never thought, but this is a cruel, cruel world. You can't trust anybody," Jenkins added.

She remembers the last time they talked, which would be the day he was killed. It was Feb. 27, 2013.

"He came by and ate, visited me and his sister. Hugged me. [He] said, 'Mom, I love you.' I said, 'I love you, too, always.' That's the most hurtful thing. I'll never be able to hug him again," Jenkins said.

She can, though, hold onto those kids of his, her grandkids. They are a little bit of comfort in the middle of a horrible loss.

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