FAIRFIELD AL (WBRC) - After nearly two years a family in Fairfield still has no information about who shot 17-year-old, Tyron Bennett, just a few feet from his home.
" It’s been an uphill battle. It’s been a lot of emptiness,” said Stephanie Bennett, Tyron’s grandmother. Some days I don’t know how I’m going to get through the day,” she continued.
She said it’s as if time has stood still and it’s as if she is reliving Tyron’s last moments everyday . " His sister ran in the house and said grammie, someone has shot Tyron. When I got to my neighbor’s yard where the fence is, I looked down and I saw him lying there,” she reflected.
“I remember screaming out and then the breath went out of me and I remember going to the ground,” she continued.
Tyron Bennett was a sophomore at Fairfield High School. He was fatally shot in the front yard of his best friend’s home as they were about to go to school Wednesday morning, January 18th 2017. It happened in the 800 block of Valley Ave. Fairfield Police Chief Nicholas Dyer said there was a possible suspect in the shooting, but that person was killed in a Birmingham homicide. The murder case remains open.
"I think that’s the hurting part to know that somebody took someone’s life and there’s nobody to answer for it,” Bennett continued.
So, the family tries to reflect on the value he added to their lives and those around him. “He was a very unique person,” said Tangela Bennett, Tyron’s mother. “He had leadership in him that was undefined.”
" Tyron was a compassionate kid. He gave, he loved,” continued Bennett.
If you have any information on Tyron’s death, contact the Fairfield Police Department.