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St. Landry mother pleads for witnesses to come forward in her son's slaying

Posted at 5:55 PM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 17:36:38-05

A St. Landry Parish mother is pleading for witnesses to come forward in her son's slaying. Terrell Ford II was shot and killed over the weekend in Opelousas during a concert near the Yambilee Grounds. So far there have been no arrests, but Ford's family is hoping that will change soon.

"Someone killed my child in cold blood," Darlene St. Romain said. "I'm asking if anybody know anything please come forward. I'm determined to fight and be the strong woman that God has made me to be. I'm going to seek justice to the fullest and I'm not going to stop."

St. Romain says her son stopped at the Yambilee building with his 8-year-old son in the car to chat with some friends. Moments later, shots were fired.

"One of the vehicles was shot 9 or 10 times," St. Romain said. "I don't know how many times my son's car was shot. It was rapid and it was tons of gunfire. Don't know how many shooters, but someone thinks it was about three."

While her grandson made it out safely, her son Ford did not survive.

"He was a good person," St. Romain said. "It's hard for us to cope. My grandson was so spoiled behind his daddy. He keeps asking to see his daddy . It's a horrible situation. I don't know if I'll ever get past it."

St. Romain says the only way she can have closure is to see whoever is responsible under arrest.

Anyone with information on the shooting or anyone was at the event and witnessed this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 948-TIPS or submit a tip online at stlandrycrimestoppers.com.