Shooting victim's family looking for answers - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Shooting victim's family looking for answers

Richard Perry Moss. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department) Richard Perry Moss. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Wilbert LaFleur III was found shot to death in a yard on Allen Street early Sunday morning.

"It's just a shocker. We still can't believe that he's gone," said Kizzy and James Ceasar, LaFleur's sister sister and brother-in-law.

The circumstances surrounding Wilbert's death are still very much a mystery to his family. As far as they know, LaFelur did not know 60-year-old Richard Perry Moss, the man arrested but in the shooting who was later released when a murder charge was rejected. City police aren't releasing any more details. Information to the family has also been limited.

“Really, at the time, there wasn't much they could really tell me because they didn't have much of anything that was brought forward to them,” said Ann Galmore, Wilbert's wife.

As most families do during times like these, they're focusing on the good times.

"He had the most unique laugh... So that's just pretty much what we have been laughing about earlier,” said Kizzy.

It's especially hard for Wilbert's youngest sister.

"That was my big brother. You just don't know how much it is killing me,” cried Tiffany LaFleur, Wilbert's sister.

This family is no stranger to tragedy. Wilbert's cousin, David Galmore, was among the three men gunned down in McMillan Park. Jury selection in that case began Monday.

Essie Galmore, 87, helped raise both of her grandsons.

“I just don't understand it,” said Essie.

As she prepares to sit through one grandson's murder trial, she never thought she would be burying another.

“Two children didn't have a momma and I raised them. I think it's enough. I can't take this thing no more. So please stop the violence,” said Essie.

With more questions than answers, the family is asking anyone who may know anything to come forward.

"If anyone has any general information leading to my husband's homicide... could you please come forward to the family and let us know something. I would highly appreciate it,” said Ann.

Moss was arrested June 29 on a second-degree murder charge. He was released Oct. 28 when the charge was rejected. Moss, who was never indicted, spent four months in jail.

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