Fort Wayne family seeks answers after deadly Shell gas station shooting at Hobson and State

Three teenagers gunned down at a Shell gas station at the corner of State Boulevard and Hobson Road leave families searching for answers.

Posted: Feb 19, 2021 9:47 PM
Updated: Feb 20, 2021 7:46 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- When Dasia Jones got the call that Anderson Retic was shot down at a gas station Wednesday, all she could think of was her little sister Daphne and her niece, Alana.

Jones says, "He has kids that are now going to grow up without him."

Three days later, his family is still seeking answers.

"How do you explain that? You can't. I don't know, it's just the happiness he brought my sister is unforgettable and is never going to be forgotten.", says Jones.

Retic was one of three teens shot at the Shell gas station on Hobson Rd. Wednesday night.

Fort Wayne police say they allegedly got into a confrontation with 32-year-old Joseph Bossard inside but it appeared to be over after he drove off.

That's when police say Bossard returned and opened fire, killing 19-year-old Anderson Retic and 19-year-old Joshua Cooper.

The third teen was critically wounded and is fighting for his life at a local hospital.

Jones says, “After it happens you wake up and try to go about your day as it's normal but you literally feel like your world has stopped. The minutes are going by so slowly but everything is going by so fast.”

Jones believes it was racially motivated.

She adds, "It was the intent. He came back for them and they were defenseless. They got in the car; they were not coming after him! It's one thing that goes through my mind every day. It's hard to think about but it's my reality."

Bossard has been charged with two counts of murder and aggravated battery. Jones says none of the teens had drugs or weapons on them and that they were good kids.

Jones adds, "It's just something that you have to pray every day. You have to know that God is responsible for the good things and this was just the devil and it was just something that if it could've been prevented but it just wasn't."

If you would like to support Retic’s family give him a proper burial, click here to donate to his GoFundMe page.

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