JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Gloria Bellamy and her entire family are heartbroken after her 15-year-old nephew was shot and killed Wednesday night.Bellamy said her nephew Brandon Whaley was killed not to far from her apartment near Third Street in northwest Jacksonville.”He always made you laugh,” Bellamy said. “I saw him yesterday. He was just a joy.”Whaley’s family said he was on the phone with his younger sister when he was shot. They said she heard him fall to the ground.As police continue to investigate, Whaley’s family wants to know why he was killed — why he will never see the age of 16.
“They took his life. They took his life,” Bellamy said. “They took it. He was just 15 years old.”Family members said they believe a suspect is in jail, but police have not confirmed that.