Family of woman fatally shot at Home Depot parking lot wants justice

The family of Rajune Watkins says they see grieving families on TV often and feel their pain. But they never thought there would be a time when they would have a story to tell - until now.


A young woman gunned down and a man critically wounded after a shooting in a Home Depot parking lot.

Now one person is in custody and a family is desperate for answers.

"It hurts so badly because it didn't have to happen," said Djhaila Kelly, the victim's sister.

The family of Rajune Watkins says they see grieving families on TV often and feel their pain. But they never thought there would be a time when they would have a story to tell - until now.

The family says Rajune was shot and killed in Detroit Sunday. Her family says she went to a house on Meyers to visit the father of her 2-year-old child.

"He called crying, begging her to come over because he said his brother was going crazy," said her mother Linda Alford.

Police are still investigating what exactly led up to the shooting but shots were fired some in the home and some near this Home Depot across the street.

Rajune was shot and killed. Her child's father was also shot but is recovering from his injuries. Investigators say the person who pulled the trigger is the man's brother.

"Why? Why you take my baby from me," said mother Linda Alford.

Rajune's family says the aftermath of this shooting is devastating and now they have to find a way to tell Rajune's little girl what happened.

"I don't know what to tell her," Alford said. "It's just senseless. These guns, it just has to stop."

The family says life will never be the same, but right now they are working to stay strong and plan a funeral.

"I don't know what to put in a 24 year old's obituary," Kelly said. "I don't know what to write. She didn't get to live life."

The family says they also need help meeting the unexpected expenses of the Rajune's funeral. If you can help go to
 


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