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10/16/08

Friends Remember Victim of Road Rage

Friends gathered on Thursday to mourn the loss of their friend, Daniel Green. They say he was a joy to be around and always had everyone laughing.

"He's just a one in a million kind of guy, nobody who is ever around this guy and they're not laughing.  He's always entertaining, always putting on a show, always a joy to be around.  He's going to be deeply missed," said Cole Hurley a friend of Daniel Green. 

"The really cool thing about Daniel, that dude lived like he was dying, Every time we were around him he was just full of life, full of life," said Sean Pace a friend of Green. 

Green, 24, was born and raised in Lubbock and a Coronado High School graduate. He was known for his musical talent and his passion for playing the drums. "He was the best. He was hands down one of the best drummers to be born and raised in this town. He's was just infinitely, infinitely talented," said friend Brad Hutcheson. 

Green studied classical music at Texas Tech for a couple years and use to be a part of the Lubbock Youth Symphony Orchestra. "If you were around Daniel for five minutes, everybody that knew Daniel knew that there was only one thing he was going to do with his life and that was to play drums and music was his only passion," said Hutcheson.   

Friends Sean Pace and Brad Hutcheson were both with Green on Wednesday before he was killed. "We all went out last night and you don't know that you are having your last drink with your buddy or your last conversation or your last joke or your last memory or your last piece of music together," said Pace and Hutcheson.  

The friends say it's hard to not feel anything but angry right now. "People living among us that are capable of doing such a stupid thing to someone else is just disgusting. It's absolutely disgusting that other people like that walk the same streets that we do, and to know that you're friend can be gone like that," said Pace.

"It's hard to judge that. Your very first emotion is hate and things you want to do to him, but you can't view life like that, you just have to take it as it comes.  We lost a good person, it's going to be hard to deal with, a lot of good friends and family, it's going to a long time to get over this," said Hurley. 

"We were talking just a minute ago about how lucky we would be to ever meet a guy like him again, and hope again we can one day," said Pace.

A memorial fund is set up in Daniel Green's name, to help his family with funeral expenses.  If you would like to contribute, you can do so at any City Bank branch.  His funeral is Saturday at the Lake Ridge Chapel on 82nd Street at 2 p.m.

10/16/08
Road Rage Killing Suspect Arraigned
Murder suspect Steven Torres was arraigned on half a million dollars bond.  Torres is suspected of killing Daniel Green when a minor traffic accident turned into a deadly shooting.

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