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Family of victim of road rage shooting at 104th and Holmes speaks out

Posted at 8:20 PM, Jun 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-10 12:48:47-04

On May 25, prosecutors say John C. Young shot and killed Christopher Hutson at 104th and Holmes in a drive-by shooting.

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Hutson was driving with his pregnant girlfriend, Tai'ler Monroe, in the passenger seat. She was injured, but survived the crash.

Monroe's aunt, LaKeisha Birks says Monroe and Hutson were high school sweethearts.

"They were bound and determined, and that's what they were. They were planning a future," she said.

Monroe is expecting their first child in just a few months.

"There's still a whole life ahead that she still hasn't been able to live and bringing a child to that is just unimaginable," Birks said.

She says hearing the news of the tragic incident didn't seem real.

"I still didn't really even believe it was happening until it was happening until probably hours later," she said.

This week, Young made his first court appearance as the judge read him his charges, ranging from second degree murder to unlawful use of a weapon.

"I will not say a word to him, not one. Not one. He doesn't care," Birks said about Young. "He's not remorseful, I won't waste my words on him."

As of right now, Birks says all the family can do right now is pray.

"By the grace of God, she's still here," Birks said. "My great nephew will be able to live a life, but the only thing we can do is just take it one day at a time."

They will continue to piece together what's next.

"Nobody has an easy life, so you don't have a right to take someone else's because yours is hard, or whatever," Birks said. "You don't have that right."
 
The family has set up a GoFundMe page for Chris and Tai'ler's baby expenses.