Victim's family speaks out about this weekend's homicide - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Victim's family speaks out about this weekend's homicide

Travondrick Deshawn Ward, 23 (Source: Lubbock Police Department) Travondrick Deshawn Ward, 23 (Source: Lubbock Police Department)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Family and friends of Travondrick Deshawn Ward, 23, are searching for closure after he was shot and killed just before midnight on Saturday.

Police found him in the middle of the road in front of his home in the 1900 block of 66th Street with a gunshot wound near his chest. Travondrick, also known as Toby, was taken to the hospital where he later died.

No arrests have been made, and now the family is pleading for the person or people involved to take responsibility. "I just want them to come forward, and open up to what they did," cried Ayeshia Mallory, Toby's older sister. "They took our brother away from us. They took a dad, a husband; he was a brother and a son."

Through sobs, Ayeshia told KCBD who her younger brother Toby was. "He was a good person with a big heart. He left behind four children that were so in love with him," she cried.

Toby has two boys, and two girls that are all under the age of five. His two boys live at the home where their father was shot. "That's someone I talked to everyday, and no I can't do that. We want someone to step. We want closure," said Shan McDaniel, Toby's brother-in-law.

Until the day someone takes responsibility for Toby's death, the family says they won't have closure, and they'll have to continue to search for answers for his children.

"They ask about him every day, and that's something we have to answer, you know. We have to answer to these kids where their daddy is and he's not coming home," said Toby's Aunt Angela. "We hope who ever did it finds it in their heart to come forward."

The family has set up a memorial fund for Toby under Travondrick Ward at any WellsFargo to help with funeral expenses.

If you have any information regarding the shooting death of Toby Ward you are asked to call crimeline at 741-1000, or contact Detective Koenig at 775-2414.

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