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Friends and family in Fort Wayne remember 19 year old killed

19-year old Diquan Meriwether was killed Tuesday afternoon. His friends and family say it'll be his infectious personality and smile they'll miss.

Posted: Jan 15, 2020 11:08 PM
Updated: Jan 17, 2020 11:19 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- It's still hard for Dayla Alexander to comprehend. Just over 24 hours ago, her brother was shot and killed, and she received a heartbreaking phone call.

"I had answered my phone and someone told me Diquan got shot," says Alexander.


The 19-year old, Diquan Meriwether, was killed.

The suspect, Kennisha Jackson, is now in jail and Alexander's family is looking for answers to why it happened.

"What she did was terrible," says Sean Poindexter Jr., a friend of Meriwether's.

Diquan is described as a 'goofy' kid.

One who was quick to make sure everyone around him was having a good time, and with an outgoing personality.

"He had an effect on a lot of people, whether he knew it or not," says Zach Welklin, who he says acted as a 'mentor' to Meriwether.

Friends and family tell me he was also a great father to his son, Diquan Jr.

There will be a balloon release at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17.

For more information, you're asked to contact Diquan's mother.

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