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'It helps': Arrests made in teen's murder a small relief for family members

Posted November 2, 2018 5:13 p.m. EDT
Updated November 2, 2018 6:29 p.m. EDT

— A Wilson family dealing with the death of their teenage son says they're getting some relief as police have made several arrests in his murder.

Investigators say Luis Flores-Bravo was shot on July 20 while walking to a gas station to get a soda.

Flores-Bravo, who left behind a 1-year-old daughter, Melody, would've turned 17 on Saturday.

Last month, police arrested six people for his murder, including a 15-year-old. They are charged with first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery.

"It helps relieve the pain a little because we know that these people can't hurt anyone else, but at the same time, it's sad to know that they're so young, and they weren't raised right," said Manaces Flores Romero, Flores-Bravo's father.

Flores-Bravo's parents say he was focused on providing for his child, working several jobs during the summer and part-time while in school.

His parents say they're relying on their faith to help them through this.

Flores-Bravo would have been a junior this year at his high school, where he was a member of the JROTC and had dreams of joining the Army.