Family of West Palm Beach toddler shot and killed in crossfire makes plea for arrest

They feel someone in the community knows gunman

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- - Detectives with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office are looking for the man who they said shot and killed an 18-month-old boy who later died at the hospital.

The family of I'zarion Colin, the toddler killed, gathered on Thursday outside their West Palm Beach home making a plea to the community to help find the person responsible.

Investigators said on Wednesday, I'zarion Colin, his mother, her boyfriend and his child were all in a parked car. An unknown male eventually entered the car. Investigators said some sort of fight broke out between the adult males. A gun was raised, then knocked away and discharged. The bullet hit the little boy in the torso, according to PBSO.

After being rushed to St. Mary's Medical Center, the boy fought for his life for hours. He was pronounced dead Thursday morning.

"To not see him running around and throwing the ball through the house, it just destroyed our whole little family," said Tessia Evans, the victim's grandmother

Evans said the family was torn apart in seconds. Her daughter is beyond heartbroken she said.

"She's not accepting it very well. She's in denial which is understandable. I'm just going to stick by her you know. She's not even ready to talk to me about," said Evans.

PBSO said it is working every tip to find who pulled the trigger.    

"I'm pretty sure they saw it all over the news. They've seen it. Knowing what they did, knowing that they shot a little baby instead of who they were aiming for, it's heartless. They probably don't even care," said Sherrie Evans, the victim's aunt.

The family of the slain toddler said they feel robbed.

They have a message for the person who is responsible.

"I know you got a conscious and he killed an innocent child that don't know anything in the world and he should turn himself in," said Evans.

PBSO has yet to release a name or description of the person they're looking for in this case.


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