ABBEVILLE, Ala. (WDHN) — Police say, Willie Davis Jr., was shot and killed in his Abbeville apartment complex five months ago and his sister is continuing to keep his memories alive and make sure they don’t fade.
“He had the biggest heart and he would help anyone that he could,” Davis Jr.’s sister, Victoria Calhoun said. “He liked to have fun. He liked to barbeque, he liked to cook, and he liked to crack jokes.”
According to his sisters, Davis Jr. had 5 five kids, but at the time of the shooting, he was living with his girlfriend in Abbeville.
His girlfriend’s daughter was in a relationship with the alleged shooter, Bruce Weems.
Police say Weems shot Davis Jr. multiple times, which eventually led to his death, Davis Jr.’s sisters learned of the alleged murder from his girlfriend.
“I immediately sat up and I had to remind myself to breathe,” Davis Jr.’s sister, Arica French said.
Weems has had prior run-ins with the law. On September 28, police say he was arrested for shooting into an occupied residence but later bonded out of jail on October 5. Then on October 29, police say Weems shot and killed Davis Jr.
Davis’s sisters were angered when they found out about Weems’ previous run-ins with the law.
“Had the state of Alabama done their job and kept them in jail where he belongs, our brother would still be alive today,” Calhoun said.
It has been a little more than five months since the death of their brother, however, both sisters say the loss of Davis Jr. is still painful, especially since this is the first immediate family member to pass away due to gun violence.
“For justice to be served, we don’t want this case to be another case that gets thrown in the back of the pile,” Calhoun said. “Because they think there are people out there that don’t care about my brother.”
Weems is currently in the Henry County Jail with a bond set at $150,000. If he does bond out he will be asked to wear an electronic tracking device.