Colorado Springs police are searching for the person responsible for the city's 15th homicide this year. 28-year-old Eddie Donte Wilson was shot and killed outside the Cedar Creek apartments early Friday morning.
Colorado Springs police are not releasing additional information at this time.
The lack of public information is why the Wilson family gathered in front of the crime scene Monday. They wanted to pray for justice.
Victoria Wilson said her son died Friday morning. “He did not deserve to be brutally murdered the way he was,” said Victoria. “He made a lot of people laugh, he brought a lot of happiness."
Victoria said Donte's body was found by police right outside of a side door at the complex. "God is supposed to be the one to take us back, not the streets," Victoria said.
On the cement, near the shooting, Donte's cousins write messages to him with sidewalk chalk. "I don't understand," said Trena Wilson, Donte’s cousin. “People liked him."
The family is trying to come to grips with Donte's death. They say he was trying to turn his life around, trying his best for his 4-year-old daughter.
"Stop the violence, this is senseless," pleaded Donte’s sister Sharhonda Wilson.
The family has set up a fund to help them pay for the funeral costs and to help support Donte's little girl. Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank under Donte Wilson.
An autopsy has ruled the death a homicide and the cause of death is due to a gunshot wound.
Anyone with information can anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP. That information could turn into a cash reward.