PERRIS (CBSLA) — Family members are mourning a celebrity soccer participant fatally shot over the weekend at a cafe and bar in Ontario whilst he was once house from faculty.
Ahasuerus Woods was once simply 19 and had simply completed his first soccer season on scholarship at Missouri Valley School.
A small, candlelit memorial for the younger guy, affectionately referred to as “Woody,” remained at the back of Aria Kabob and Bar Thursday. Police say it Woods was once murdered there on Saturday night time.
Marrsaa Woods informed CBS2/KCAL9 her brother was once humorous and candy — a celebrity athlete at Orange Vista Prime Faculty in Perris who simply graduated ultimate Would possibly and was once the primary at his college to earn a scholarship to play faculty soccer in Missouri. Her brother was once on the eating place with a chum for a efficiency when anyone began taking pictures.
“My circle of relatives is totally torn. They took our celebrity. Our brother. Our supplier. Any person that we truly cared about. They only took him from us,” she mentioned.
Marrsaa says her more youthful brother had by no means been in bother. That’s why her circle of relatives feels he could have been an unintentional goal.
“They approach he was once misplaced, it hurts me as a result of I do know he wasn’t that form of child,” she mentioned.
Their mom, Lawanna Woods, says her son was once feeling slightly homesick and was once on a longer travel house for the vacations visiting his siblings and his highschool sweetheart, who he sought after to marry.
“This proper right here, this hurts. And it’s actual. And it’s non-public,” she mentioned.
Police say detectives are having a look at surveillance photos of their seek for a suspect.
“I do know that the justice my mother needs for her son, she’s going to get,” Marrsaa mentioned.
The suspect might also face tried homicide fees for 2 survivors who have been additionally shot inside of the similar eating place that night time.
Any person with knowledge is prompt to name the Ontario Police Division.