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Bryan family longing for information after son shot and killed

Posted at 9:31 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 22:31:59-04

BRYAN, TX — Saturday's fatal shooting victim was one of Bryan's own, and he leaves behind more than just memories.

Latravean Thomas was a Bryan High School graduate and lost his life in the 4300 block of College Main Street Saturday. He leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter, as well as a community desperate to know what happened.

"What if it was your child or your grandson? You would want justice. Please don't let my grandson die in vain," said Sandra Thomas, Latravean's grandmother.

The family is desperate to know why this happened to their loved one.

"Any leaks, any leads, anything. Please tell something. There were too many people there not for someone to know or see something. Please please help me bring justice for my son," said his mother Chandra Petty.

"Any information is valuable. We want to find out who is behind the other side of this," said Bryan Police Department Public Information Officer Kole Taylor.

Known as T-Baby to some and Latravean to others, he was everything to his mama.

"Being a teen parent with him, we grew up together. My sidekick... my everything," Petty added.

He was also everything to someone else.

"Just before he left for the party, he kissed me on my cheek and told me how much he loved me, not knowing it would be his last time seeing me," said Thomas.

As a teen, Latravean happily dreamed of playing professional basketball and wanted to provide for his family.

"He was content... happy with life. He enjoyed life, "Mama I want to make it to the NBA to buy you a house and to take care of you,"" Petty said.

Now those dreams are just memories his family has left, along with a daughter who will grow up without her father.

"His legacy will live on. I will make sure she knows what type of a father he was. I am going to miss my son so much... Lord knows I am going to miss my son," Petty said.

Family members tell 25 News Latravean was popular and impacted lives both young and old.

The family as well as Bryan Police Department urge anyone with any information related to this investigation to come forward with any information you may have. You can contact the Bryan Police Department at (979) 209-5300 or Crime Stoppers at (979) 775-TIPS (8477).

Latravean's father tells 25 News the services for their son will be at Bryan City Cemetary on Saturday at 10 a.m.