BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The family of Devin Page Jr. hosted a day of remembrance for their son and other lives lost to violence in the area.
Devin Page Jr., known as “Juju,” was nothing but a sweet little soul to his family. Only at three years old, Devin’s grandmother, Cathy Toliver, says that he was just learning to speak Spanish.
On Tuesday, April 12, Devin Page Jr. was killed by a stray bullet while lying in bed.
“I can’t get it out of my mind, hearing my daughter screaming on April 12th when she cried out to me, ‘Mama, they killed my baby,'” Toliver said.
The family held a “Following the Light of Love, Restoring Hope” demonstration of remembrance for those lives that have been lost to senseless violence.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome attended the event, paying her condolences to the family and bringing awareness about the violence in the area.
19th Judicial District Court Judge Trudy White was also in attendance and very to the point but strong on her views of violence in the area.
“Stop the foolishness, stop the nonsense, stop the killing,” said White.
The family of Devin Page Jr. will be moving forward to work with others in the community to help end these senseless violent acts. They are very persistent in making sure the community has phone numbers to contact, so if someone sees something, then they can say something.
Below is a list of organizations to reach out to regarding violence in the area.
- C.H.A.N.G.E – 225-267-7252
- 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge – 225-250-5691
- Baton Rouge Police Department
- East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office
- Louisiana State Police
- Destined for Success Worldwide – 225-888-2850
- When You Are Ready BR – 225-788-7788 or 225-288-1044 or email@example.com
- Orange Cloud Network – 225-713-1193
- Baton Rouge Community Street Team 225-416-5713 or 1-877-99BRCST