Family Members Speak About Life of 15 Year Shot and Killed Thursday

By Jonathan McCall - bio | email

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA)  "When you get to a certain age... You can't do anything but pray for them." As the tears roll down Bessie Taylor's face, prayer is what she turns to get her through the death of her 15 year old grandson Kenneth Taylor. "He was a sweet person. He was different that somebody else, but he had his own way."

Taylor and his cousin were riding their bikes near the 6300 of Union St., when an argument between two groups broke out. "They called me and my son called and said that he had been shot." Moments later, the boy she had raised since he was a baby was gone.  "We can't bring back the time, but he know I loved him."

Bessie Taylor says she last saw Kenneth just days before he died... while washing his clothes. "He just looked around me and said." Grandma I'm going to bring my clothes over here."  Witnesses at the scene, say Kenneth Taylor was carrying a weapon, when he was shot. Bessie Taylor says her grandson her grandson wasn't perfect...his death was unnecessary. "He's been in trouble, but they didn't have to kill him."