Father remembers murdered son

By Deon Guillory - bio | email
Posted by Terry Alexander - email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – 29 year-old William Ennis, III, was shot as he sat behind the wheel of his car on Chamberlayne Avenue this weekend. His family is devastated by this tragedy are trying to keep their spirits up as they remember their only child as loving and outgoing.

"It tore us up right off the bat," said the victim's father William Ennis, II.

Sitting on his living room couch, William Ennis, II, remembers his son William Ennis, III. The son he called Billy.

"He was very outgoing. He was quiet but also outgoing," he said.

Ennis says his son was moving forward. After losing his job about a year ago, Billy was getting his life back together.

"He had a fulltime job to go to now; had just gotten a job like a week ago."

Ennis says Billy was also working toward living out his dream as a D.J. He went to the Sahara Club in the Fan Sunday night, but didn't make it home. Police say he was gunned down as he sat behind the wheel of his Honda Accord.

"Said there was no confrontation at the club. They got in the car at 10, he was shot at 10:10, I think," William said.

Ennis was taken to VCU Medical Center where he died. Now...police are looking for three men wanted in connection with this crime.

"This crime of shooting people that have nothing to do with what's going on has got to stop. There's no sense in this," said William.

If you know anything that can help detectives with this case, call crime stoppers at 780-1000.

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