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‘He was going to be a super star’: Parents of toddler killed in Minden drive-by shooting speak out

Officials say 3-year-old Aldravion “King” Taylor was shot and killed following a drive-by...
Officials say 3-year-old Aldravion “King” Taylor was shot and killed following a drive-by shooting on Plum St in Minden.(Jhasminn Lewis)
Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 2:50 PM CDT
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MINDEN, La. (KSLA) - The community is grieving the loss of a 3-year-old Minden boy who was killed in a drive-by shooting on July 28.

The boy was identified as Aldravion “King” Taylor. His family held a balloon release in his memory Tuesday evening (Aug. 3) at Ewell Park in Minden.

“He was always laughing, always smiling, always playing,” said Jhasminn Lewis, his mom. “There was never a dull moment. I always knew he was going to be something. He was going to make everybody happy and proud.”

Lewis says her son was playing at his grandparents house just hours before the fatal shooting.

“He was going to be a king when he got older,” Aldravion Taylor, his father, said. “He was going to be some type of super star. Football, basketball, anything. He was going to be a super star.”

Those at the balloon release called for an end to the growing violence in Minden.

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