INDIANAPOLIS - The friends and family of the city’s latest homicide victim were grieving the loss of the 15-year-old on Tuesday.
J’Von Ellis was shot and killed at the corner of 38th and Station streets on Monday evening. First responders pronounced him dead with dozens of people standing by.
The teen was a student at Arsenal Technical High School. His mother said her only son supported her by cooking dinner and preparing her medication during her three-year fight against breast cancer.
"No words can compare to how he made me feel because he always took care of me," Ellis’ mother Regina Maples said.
The suspected shooter ran away from the scene and Ellis' family hopes somebody has information.
"He protected the people he loved and he didn't deserve to be shot down in broad daylight and nobody knows what happened and seen anything," Ellis’ sister Jayln Ellis said.
Ellis’ death has left mothers in the community fearful for their children and praying for real change.
"This is not a video game, you can't push reset. You don't get to start all over, they just have no concept of life, I mean that's final," Kim Washington said.
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