Thursday, June 13, 2024

Father honors sons who had been shot and killed in Toledo


TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Jaquail Phillips, father of three boys who were shot dead Friday night in the Byrneport Apartments, has been referred to as his “little angels” after two of his sons died in the incident.

Amir (5) and Gabriel (1) suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Her four-year-old brother Ashton survived the shooting but remains in the hospital. His father says he was shot in the face, the bullet smashed his jaw.

“Ahmir is my second born and he loved cars and trophies and tools and everything,” Phillips told 13abc, fighting back tears as he remembered his sons. “Gabriel, I was only able to see him for a short time because I and his mother went through the breakup.”

According to Toledo Police, Kevin Moore, the mother’s friend who was arrested for murder, is the suspect in the shooting. Police say her mother left the children with Moore and found them shot dead when she returned home. Phillips says he doesn’t know the man.

“Children don’t ask to be brought here. When they come, it is our duty as parents, mothers and fathers to take care of our children and protect them at all costs, ”says Phillips, whose 2-year-old daughter was also home at the time of the shooting but was not. t hurt. “If you see signs that someone is threatening to harm your family or children, get away from them. I don’t understand why you would stay and wait for something to happen. I just do not understand. “

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