Booths Speak Out About Son's Death

(News 25)

Derrick Booth Sr. and Jehan Gordon-Booth are still grieving their son who was gunned down last weekend.

They are still searching for answers as to why it happened.

Derrick Booth Sr. says he was praying as he headed to the hospital, hoping they would say his son DJ wasn't there, but he was. 

Derrick Booth Jr. had been shot in the chest.

Booth Sr. tells News Partner News 25  he spoke to his son just hours before he was killed.

On the phone, DJ said he was going to a friends house that night.

Booth Senior says his son's friends are not bad guys.

He's not sure how this could have happened.

The Booths sent out their regards to the family of the suspect, Sean Walls.

They said they know his parents well, and they are good people.

Sean Walls faces two counts of first-degree murder, and bond has been set at $1.5 million.

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