HOUSTON, Texas -- A family member of a teen shot and killed in north Houston early Monday told Eyewitness News the boy celebrated his 14th birthday just a day before his death.
"He was a good kid. I can't say nothing but good things, like everybody else," said Ellen Breaux, O'Cyrus Breaux's mother.
Ellen Breaux could hardly get the words out, after coming to grips with the senseless murder of her 14-year-old son, O'Cyrus Breaux.
"I can't even swallow this," she said.
O'Cyrus Breaux attended Stovall Middle School where his family said he was on the honor roll. Police said Breaux was hit while friends and family were hanging out in a driveway at around 2 a.m. Monday off Goodson Drive in Greenspoint. They claim the shots came out of nowhere.
The boy was taken to Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, where he died from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
"Every year, I bring my nephews a little cupcake," said his aunt, Juliette Jackson.
The aunt of O'Cyrus Breaux said her nephew was "very happy" when his family celebrated Sunday.
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Neighbor Tiffany Taylor said she heard the gunshots and ran to Breaux.
"He was still talking when he was here. He did respond," Taylor said. "We were asking him if he's okay, and he was still responsive, but once he started to go down, they transported him."
Loved ones says whoever did this, killed an innocent, young man.
"School teachers and counselors have actually knocked on the door to say how good of a kid he was, so people know this kid's reputation. I want to make sure people know, he was not involved in gangs, or drugs; he was a good student, a good athlete and more importantly a good person," said Pastor E. A. Deckard of Green House International Church.
While they grieve the loss, they must work to find the funds to bury O'Cyrus and send his body to New Orleans. They plan to hold a memorial service and will collect money for expenses.
No arrests have been made.
Boy celebrated 14th birthday day before his shooting death