Teen Fatally Shot Exiting School Bus Leaves Family in Deep Sorrow

The family of a Carencro High School student has been mourning the death of the teenager, who was shot while getting off a school bus. Jaylin Joiner’s grandma, Thea Boudreaux, has started a GoFundMe campaign to fund his end-of-life services. The incident was described as a “senseless act of violence” in the post.

“Jaylin was heading for only the best in life, going to school, working, and helping with his siblings,” she wrote in the letter. “We were not expecting the enormous cost of a funeral service. We want to give Jaylin the funeral he deserves, respect his legacy, and say our final goodbyes.

A video uploaded on the student’s mother’s Facebook page shows him deciding his ring size for a class ring, as he prepares to graduate in May.

“The first person to call me mom,” she stated on her Facebook profile. “We had a lot to do. We simply begun preparing for graduation.”

According to Boudreaux’s article, Joiner’s mother has been unable to work since his death, despite having four other school-aged children. The campaign indicated the intention of raising $15,000 to help the family during this tough time.

Joiner was shot around 3 p.m. while disembarking from a school bus in the Markridge subdivision’s 200 block of Bradford Drive on Friday. Despite being transported to the hospital, he died from his injuries shortly afterwards.

Lafayette Parish School System’s public information officer, Amanda Blanco, sent a message expressing regret and condolences to the Carencro community on Friday evening.

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested 19-year-old Malikai Doucet of Carencro on Friday night in connection with the shooting, according to the Advocate.

Doucet is accused with second-degree murder and is presently held on a $350,000 bond, according to online jail records.In Louisiana, a second-degree murder conviction results in a life sentence.

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