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The family of an 11-year-old boy, Darius Dugas Jr., believes the boy’s death was caused by a robbery in northeast Harris County.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – An 11-year-old boy was fatally shot outside his northeast Harris County apartment complex while taking his coat from a car. Now, the young victim’s family has opened up to ABC13’s Chauncy Glover in an exclusive interview.

“I don’t know how to feel about a man. I can’t express it, and you keep trying to be strong because I know he wants me to be strong,” Darius Dugas Sr., Darius Dugas’ father said. a wonderful child. I can’t remember which time I hit it… It’s hard to fathom. “

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Darius Jr was fatally shot in the parking lot of their apartment complex in the 12200 block. Tidwell police said the 11-year-old boy was walking to his car to get his coat when the suspect, believed to be a teenager, shot him. ta. in the chest.

Darius Sr.

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Family members believe the motive is robbery.

“I feel like whatever’s going on out there, I just feel like he’s in the wrong place, at the wrong time,” Darius Sr. said more.

Now, Darius Sr is keeping memories like boxing with his son. He said Darius Jr was always ahead of his time, growing up to be a smart, respectful, kind guy and a better version of himself.

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“He’s so smart and he’s so talented. It’s amazing how certain things are that he will stay or certain perspectives that he has, that would surprise me, and I’ll be impressed. see ‘Oh, this is my son,'” he said. “I remember sleeping with him and I was showering with him. It killed me because he was loved so much. I knew he was going to be something great.”

The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for funeral expenses.

Galena Park ISD issued the following statement to ABC13 after the 11-year-old student was identified by his family on Friday:

“We are deeply saddened to inform you that one of our students has passed away (Friday.) This student will be missed by all. We extend our sincerest condolences to you. students’ families and friends and ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.Students and staff may react in different ways to the loss of a member of the school community. Some students react more strongly than others. We encourage you to talk to your child because it is important for students to express their feelings. Friends or colleagues, can trigger a reaction. emotions that may require counseling support.

Galena Parks ISD Crisis Response Team and 6th Grade Facility counselors Dr. Gerald D. Cobb are available to assist students and staff if their assistance is needed. Students interested in speaking with a counselor can call or visit campus during office hours from 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday or text “SUPPORT” to 832-479-2135 after hours. Learn to talk to a practitioner who has trained mental health professionals. “

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