BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Nearly half a dozen lives were lost during a violent weekend in the Capital City, including 27-year-old Myesha Davis.
Davis was a mother, daughter, friend, and twin sister. Davis’ life was cut short on Friday when her fiancé shot her and then himself.
“She was a listener. She loved her daughter. There is nothing like having a twin sister,” said Trinicia Ricks.
According to Ricks, Vinnie Mackie Jr. shot Davis on her bed with their children at home. Police said Mackie then turned the gun on himself.
“He was a caring father, I never thought this would happen,” said Ricks.
Baton Rouge faced a rash of homicides over the weekend. Including two suspected murder-suicides, one domestic homicide, and a deadly stabbing.
The parish, again, setting a new deadly record. The coroner’s office recorded 136 homicides in 2020. As of Monday, East Baton Rouge is at 140 homicides.
“We probably had around 30 domestic violence or anything partly related to violence homicides already, so that’s a big chunk of that number out of the big number we have just for general murders,” said East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore.
Ricks said Davis was trying to leave her fiancé.
“She had [given] him his ring back, she told him she couldn’t do this anymore and he killed her because of it,” she said.
Davis leaves five kids behind. Her twin said it’s now her mission to be the best aunt while advocating for domestic violence awareness.
“Actions speak louder than words so it doesn’t matter how much somebody tells you they love you. You go by what they show you,” Ricks said.
Davis’ family members describe her as a motivator, caring, and her love of being a mother.
“She had such a great support system, I don’t know why she didn’t ask for help,” said Ricks. “I couldn’t save my sister, but I will save a life now.”
Ricks started a GoFundme to cover the cost of the funeral and to provide for her nieces and nephews. Those who want to donate can visit here.