NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — It’s never easy to say goodbye to a friend who’s lost forever, but it’s a reality hundreds of those who came out to the wake of 16-year-old Jericho Scott at Ebenezer Chapel are being forced to deal with.
In the early morning hours Sunday, Scott was gunned down feet from his home on Exchange Street. Police are still actively investigating the shooting, but say they have no new developments to release to the public at this time. While they work to find a killer, a community continues to mourn.
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Among those feeling the pain the hardest are his friends, people like Wilbert Vidro, who says he’ll remember his pal like he last saw him just one day before his death, a person who radiated happiness.
“If I knew that was going to be my last time with him I would have spent way more time with him,” said Vidro. “It’s just really hard to know that we’re not going to see him anymore.”
Those who knew Scott say they’ll never forget how he conducted himself him as leader, an attribute they say served him well as an athlete who played for numerous basketball and baseball teams over the years.
“(He was) a great team player, always cheering up his teams,” said friend Kevin Flores.
Police sent a letter to News 8 urging anyone with information about Scott’s killing to please get in touch with investigators. Detectives can be reached by phoning 203-946-6304. Police say calls may be made anonymously.
The Scott family has setup a GoFundMe page to help with memorial service expenses. If you would like to contribute, you can visit the Scott Family GoFundMe page here.