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Father shot, killed at car wash

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Relatives of DeAngelo Watkins want the person responsible in his death caught. Relatives of DeAngelo Watkins want the person responsible in his death caught.
Police said Watkins was killed at the car wash near the intersection of Millbranch Road and Winchester Road. Police said Watkins was killed at the car wash near the intersection of Millbranch Road and Winchester Road.
It happened at 2:00 p.m., which is a busy time of the day in a crowded area near a strip mall. It happened at 2:00 p.m., which is a busy time of the day in a crowded area near a strip mall.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A man was shot and killed at a car wash in broad daylight Thursday afternoon while washing his car, according to police.

Relatives of DeAngelo Watkins want the person responsible in his death caught.

"He's ours. We love him, and he didn't deserve to die like this, nobody does," said the aunt, Ruth Love.

Police said Watkins was killed at the car wash near the intersection of Millbranch Road and Winchester Road. It happened at 2:00 p.m., which is a busy time of the day in a crowded area near a strip mall.

Family members gathered around overcome by grief. At one point emotions became heated, and the crowd of people and family members rushed over each other. Police calmed things down and put a man in handcuffs. It is not clear why.

"[DeAngelo] had a son to raise. He was here for his son. You mean to tell me whoever did this lowlife is, you had the nerve to take my brother's life away?" said the sister, LaCasha Watkins.

DeAngelo Watkins had an 8-year-old son.

"How am I going to explain to my nephew how his Daddy's not going to come back? How am I going to tell my nephew this is the last time he's going to see his daddy when he dropped him off at school?" said LaCasha.

Watkins' Cadillac SUV was in the space where his family said he was washing it.

Watkins was a forklift driver.

Family members said somebody knows who shot DeAngelo Watkins. His grandmother, who raised him, feels the suspect will be caught one way or another.

"He took my grand baby life, somebody going to get his life. What goes around comes around," said the grandfather, Fannie Watkins.

Police are still searching for the suspect. They do not know a motive.

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