Doris DeBerry’s grandson was her pride and joy. ” I do not understand how one person can simply take the life of another, ” said Trabis Ward’s grandmother, 31, in statements to Local 10 in Miami.
Ward was shot to death and stripped of his jewelry outside a Lauderdale Lakes liquor store around 12:30 a.m. Saturday.
DeBerry said Ward was just trying to make a living and was at the liquor store with a bus he had recently bought to take people out to buy liquor.
Ward went to Dillard High School, where he played football, and later became a star running back at Tennessee State. Mas tare signed with the St. Louis Rams in 2013.
“We are saddened to learn of the passing of former Tiger Trabis Ward. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, teammates and coaches, ”the Tennessee Tigers team said on its Twitter account.
DeBerry said there are many things she will miss about her grandson. ” His smile, his beautiful smile, and that big hug he gave me,” he recalled.
Broward County detectives said many people witnessed the shooting. No one has come forward to testify to give clues about the identity of the aggressor.
“What a shame, they had time to call the authorities and tell them who it was, ” said DeBerry indignantly.
Anyone with information should contact homicide detectives at 954-321-4544 or 954-321-4210.