Mother Of Three Calls For End To Shootings After Loss of Husband

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(Memphis) “I just wish all this violence, this senseless crime would stop,” says  Lakesha Holmes.

She has three kids under the age of 5 and another one on the way.

She can’t find the words to tell them their father is gone.

“My daughter she doesn’t understand. Just yesterday she was telling my mom her dad took her to the zoo,” says Holmes.

“It’s like a nightmare. It’s something you would never expect. The only thing we want to know is what happened and who did it,” she says.

Her husband, Marion Holmes, was killed  last Tuesday night while visiting his grandmother’s home in North Memphis.

Shots were fired down the street, Marion Holmes and a cousin were hit.

The  cousin survived, but Holmes, shot in the stomach, died.

“He was found in the yard a couple of houses down from where the shooting took place,” says Lakesha Holmes.
  His wife is left with questions and she says police aren’t giving answers.

“They said they are just working hard on the case. Right now they don’t have any leads or any suspects,” she says.

   We asked police for an update, they would only say there have been no arrests.

   For families that watch shooting after shooting in the city and now finding it at their own front door, that’s not enough.

“My kids have to see this. I don’t want them to think that is the way you have to live. You have to pick up guns to solve things,” says Lakesha Holmes.
Marion Holmes’ family is planning a vigil tribute to him this week.

   If you know anything about the shooting at Crockett and Keel last Tuesday call Crimestoppers at 528-CASH.