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Teen killed in house party shooting was new father

Braveon Terry, 17, died after he was shot in the torso during a house party over the weekend
November 19, 2013 3:14:41 AM PST
For the second weekend in a row, we had a deadly shooting during a party here in our area.

And we've learned 17-year-old victim in the most recent case, Braveon Terry, was a new father. His friends at Yates High and his family say they just want his killers off the streets.

Neighbors call the 4400 block of Tiffany a quiet street. But over the weekend, that sense of security changed. Now police tape and cars riddled with bullets are haunting reminders of the deadly shooting on this block early Saturday morning.

Neighbor Elizabeth Calvillo said, "We just looked outside and they were still shooting, we just saw people running through here."

Calvillo, 16, lives next door to the home where police say a party that was advertised on social media sites got out of hand. Investigators say a confrontation between an unidentified group of guys outside the house ended in gunfire. Three people were injured and Terry died at the scene from a bullet wound to the torso.

Terry's cousin, Dontavius Brunsoon, told us he regrets not being there that night.

"That's messing with me all the time," he said. "He told me to take him home, man. I should have just taken him home, but (there wasn't) any gas in the car."

Terry was a student at Jack Yates High School. Houston police and HISD officers are beefing up patrols at Yates and Madison high schools.

On Monday evening, family and dozens of teens gathered to honor Terry at a vigil.

"He just kept encouraging people. Because he was a motivator, not a hater," his friend, Eric Farrell, said.

His mother, Brandi Williams, just wants his killers caught.

"That was my only baby that was my only child," she said. "Braveon was not unwelcome anywhere. If you know anything about this and what happened please help us get justice."

Meanwhile, students and parents say officers at both campuses are trying to stay on top of threats of retaliation after the tragic shooting.

Police are urging anyone with information about the house party and shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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