BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The family of a woman killed in Tiger Land Saturday held a balloon release to honor her life.
Orange and Pink balloons were everywhere with music blaring in the background, celebrating the life of 26-year-old Laqunicia Jackson or ‘Lady Q’ as she was affectionately known.
“On the way she left, I could never prepare myself for that. It wasn’t just my child, it was like my friend she was like my partner I can’t explain what it was like” said Jackson’s mother, Felicia Patterson.
Saturday, the rapper and college graduate was shot and killed during what Baton Rouge Police are calling an unusually violent weekend.
“People losing their life over what appears to be senseless acts of violence, it has to stop” said Baton Rouge Police Department’s Public Information Officer, Don Coppola
BRPD confirms as of January 25th, Baton Rouge already has more homicides than January 2020, making it the deadliest January on record since 2008.
“Last year around this time we were a few under where we are now. But as I mentioned before, if you have one that’s one too many That’s a life lost and we need this to stop” said Coppola.
As balloons were released into the sky, Jackson’s mother said this is something she never imagined happening.
“It’s always going to be difficult losing a child. I don’t know any adult that would want their child to leave before they do” said Patterson.
If you have any information on this crime, call Baton Rouge Crime Stopper: 225-344-7867