GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — It has been a yr and a half since a charismatic Greensboro household man was gunned down in an condominium advanced on his thirtieth birthday, and nobody has been charged.
“He was amazing, charismatic, charming, he could talk, he was the life of the party,” stated Roslyn Smith and Shantae Jones.
They’re speaking about Ardoin Smith, or Audi as they known as him. Smith is his mother, and Jones is his girlfriend.
Audi got here dwelling round 2:30 within the morning. He was prepared to hitch his sleeping girlfriend and their 2-year-old son after celebrating his birthday when somebody shot him.
“Before he left that day he had taken with him some balloons that I had delivered to him earlier in the day,” stated Smith. “I’ve been told he was still clutching those balloons when they found him.”
Jones regarded out the window and noticed his automobile parked outdoors and puzzled the place he was. She opened the door and noticed him mendacity there.
The ache of shedding a younger man they each beloved is unimaginable, however each girls inform FOX8 it hurts to observe the identical kind of violence proceed to destroy the communities they love and the folks they love.
“Murder is final, death is final, it’s not a video game, they don’t get to come back, there’s not an extra life and it’s devastating,” stated Smith.
Audi leaves behind a son who’s now 4 years previous. His mother and grandma attempt to preserve him away from play weapons and fake violence. They attempt to preserve reminding him how a lot his dad loves him.
“I never expected to have to raise him by myself, it’s been really hard to not say, well go to your dad, ask your dad, with him being a boy he needs that,” stated Jones.
They are saying extra folks want to understand a violent selection by one particular person can change so many lives.
“We want this violence to stop, put down the guns because it’s devastating and it destroys families, I can never get my son back,” stated Smith.
Smith checks in with detectives at the least as soon as a month on her son’s case.
The household is encouraging anybody who is aware of one thing to name Greensboro crime stoppers.
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