SHREVEPORT, La. -- Last year, the day before Thanksgiving, 18-year-old Xavier Thomas was shot and killed in the 14000 block of Alma Street in Shreveport.
His body was found with a gunshot wound to his head on the porch of an empty home, according to police. Xavier's father, Dwain McGhee, will never forget that day.
“I just remember seeing my son sitting on the porch with all that blood on his shoulder like he was asleep. An image I can’t get rid of," McGhee said.
Xavier was the oldest of three brothers. He left behind a 10-year-old and 9-year-old brother.
The victim’s family is asking for justice. They say, when they call police, their response is, they're told that they are working on it.
But still Xavier’s family is holding on to hope.
“I’m not going away until I get justice for Xavier. And I miss him so much,” said Demetrius Thomas, the victim's grandmother.
And with the holidays around the corner, this family is finding it hard to celebrate Thanksgiving.
“I’m supposed to be thankful next month. It’s Thanksgiving and we found him a day before. But I ask myself, what am I thankful for?” Xavier's father said.
As for the person or people responsible for Xavier's killing, his family is asking to turn themselves in. The family also believes someone knows or saw something the day of the shooting, and they are asking people to call Crime Stoppers.
KTBS reached out to the Shreveport Police Department to see if there are any leads to the case. We're waiting to hear back.