Family remembers shooting victim

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) NewsChannel 15 is learning more about the victim of Monday’s fatal shooting.

The family of John Demarcus Holman, 26, is remembering him.

They said he went by Marcus. He was a father of four, a son, a brother and an uncle and these past couple of days have been surreal without him.

Marcus Holman’s family gathered at their grandmother’s house in Fort Wayne, the same place Marcus spent a lot of time growing up.

“It’s just been unbelievable, just the circumstances of his death is just everything has just been horror for our whole family and something that’s changed us and also brought us together,” said Elnora Holman, Marcus’ sister.

When you ask family members about him, they said he was always there for them.

“Anytime I needed him, anytime he needed me, I mean he was just a great brother,” said Holman.

“As far as a grandson, I could never be any prouder,” said Elnora Holman, Holman’s grandmother.

He was described as caring, especially to kids, sensitive and stubborn.

“He wasn’t going to back down off of no one. That was his attitude. If you approached him, he was going to stand, even as a small boy, him and his brothers would get into it, they were older, but he always felt like he could win,” said Holman.

They found out about his death on the news the following day.

“Just to see his last moments and just to know that it was nothing that we could do to help him, nothing that we could do to be there.”

“It was the worst movie I’ve ever seen in life, in life, the worst video you could see, to see him killed that way.”

Loved ones said he was on his way to work at the time.

“They’re too young to really understand. His oldest daughter thinks he’s going to get off from work and come home.”

They said they are thankful that police made arrests as quickly as they did.

“No matter what people say, he deserves to have the same justice as anybody else and so we’re grateful for that.”

No matter what happens, they said their memory of Marcus will stay.

“We gonna miss him, we’re gonna miss him very much.”

“Even though he might not be there in body, he’s definitely with us in spirit and just keeping that memory alive.”

His funeral hasn’t been set.

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