BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The death of three-year-old Devin Page Jr. has Baton Rouge city leaders pushing for new laws that would impact security at rental properties.

Devin’s life taken too soon when he was hit by a stray bullet lying in bed.

“He was just happy,” said Tye Toliver, Devin’s mother. “He was just a loving child.”

Toliver was trying to get out of her lease because she was terrified of rising crime in the neighborhood.

“I said y’all have to do something. Y’all have to remove me and my kids from over here I said before one of us ends up getting killed,” said Tye.

But it was too late for her baby boy.

“That was that morning, April 12, that night of April 12, my son was killed,” she said.

In light of his life, Councilman Cleve Dunn is proposing a new ordinance called ‘Devin’s Law.’

“That’s the mission for putting this in place. Make sure no other family is in a situation like they were in,” said Dunn.

The ordinance calls on landlords to install adequate outdoor lighting and security cameras. The law would also require disclosure of all criminal acts in the area from the prior six months. A property owner who fails to follow Devin’s Law would face a penalty of up to 500 dollars.

“We had a lot of residents and people in the Baton Rouge community who says look, we’re excited you’re doing this. I was in a similar situation,” said Dunn.

Dunn and the victim’s family say Devin’s Law will save lives.

“We did not want our grandson, my daughters, to be another number,” said Kathy Toliver, Devin’s grandmother.

“I believe if they would have removed us sooner, my son would have still been here,” said Tye.

The East Baton Rouge Metro Council will vote on Devin’s Law on September 14th.

The deadly shooting took place in the 5100 block of Fairfields Ave. The investigation remains ongoing.

If you have any information that could help investigators, please call the Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.