Family of victim shot in central Toledo seeks justice - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Family of victim shot in central Toledo seeks justice

(Wallace Family) (Wallace Family)
(De'Asia Wallace) (De'Asia Wallace)
TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) -

De'Asia Wallace died Sunday, from a single gunshot wound to the chest. She was shot moments after a street brawl between a group of girls in central Toledo.

Emannuel Garner, 16, is being charged with her murder and will soon be housed at the Juvenile detention center. 

The victims family is of course heartbroken and they want to see justice served.

"It was just a senseless act, and it didn't make any sense. None what-so-ever," said De'Asia's grandmother, Emily Wallace.

While being confused and upset, Emily just doesn't understand why someone would gundown her 20-year old-granddaughter.

"She was a beautiful, beautiful young lady," explained Emily.

"She would give a stranger the shirt off her back. Because that is just the type of person she was. A real sweetheart," added De'Asia's aunt, Tneshela Peterson.

De'asia was visiting a friend Sunday who lived on Macomber Street in central Toledo where the huge brawl broke out. 

The brawl was of young females fighting in the middle of the street for no apparent reason. But moments later, that's when shots were fired and a bullet hit De'Asia in her chest. 

She later died after being transported to Toledo ProMedica Hospital. 

De'Asia's family claims she had nothing to do with the brawl. 

"This is this a terrible case of wrong place, at the wrong time. A terrible case, a terrible case. A terrible case of that," said Emily.

Family members didn't know about her death until they say a video posted to Facebook. They now have images they won't soon be able to erase from their heads. 

"Who takes the time to video tape something like that," asked Tneshela. 

"It's unreal that they would do a live, and for a family to have to see that. Its heart breaking," said Alethea Braswell, another aunt of De'Asia.

The family wants the teen charged with De'Asia's murder to sit behind bars.

"I would like to see him tried as an adult, because going to jail and getting out when he is 18, that's not gonna do it. What man would come and shoot women? It was a cowardly act," said Emily.

At last check, police are still working to track down a possible second gunman

There also was another girl,15, shot in this case. She is expected to be okay. 

Garner will face a judge Friday. 

There has been a fund set up to help De'Asia's family with funeral expenses.

If you would like to donate, stop by Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union located at 1441 Dorr Street and give to the De'Asia Wallace fund.  

Follow WTOL:  

Download our app here

Copyright 2017 WTOL. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • VIDEO: Man caught on camera breaking into supermarket

    VIDEO: Man caught on camera breaking into supermarket

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:44 AM EDT2018-08-15 14:44:42 GMT
    (Source: TPD)(Source: TPD)

    Toledo police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man wanted for breaking and entering.  Police say the man broke into the Red & White Market on North Detroit. Attempt to Identify Anyone with information should call Crime Stopper at 419-255-1111. Copyright 2018 WTOL. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    Toledo police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man wanted for breaking and entering.  Police say the man broke into the Red & White Market on North Detroit. Attempt to Identify Anyone with information should call Crime Stopper at 419-255-1111. Copyright 2018 WTOL. All rights reserved.

    More >>
  • BGSU unveils 2 new helmets for 2018 football season

    BGSU unveils 2 new helmets for 2018 football season

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:51 AM EDT2018-08-15 13:51:53 GMT
    BGSU unveils two new helmets for the 2018 football season (Source: BGSU)BGSU unveils two new helmets for the 2018 football season (Source: BGSU)
    BGSU unveils two new helmets for the 2018 football season (Source: BGSU)BGSU unveils two new helmets for the 2018 football season (Source: BGSU)

    BGSU is showing off two new helmets for this season. The Falcons have their annual Military Appreciation Helmet and a new orange helmet.

    More >>

    BGSU is showing off two new helmets for this season. The Falcons have their annual Military Appreciation Helmet and a new orange helmet.

    More >>
  • Toledo Area Sanitary Dist.: More than 170 mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile virus this season

    Toledo Area Sanitary Dist.: More than 170 mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile virus this season

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:40 AM EDT2018-08-15 13:40:13 GMT
    Protect yourself from mosquitoes this summer (Source: Toledo Area Sanitary Dist.)Protect yourself from mosquitoes this summer (Source: Toledo Area Sanitary Dist.)
    Protect yourself from mosquitoes this summer (Source: Toledo Area Sanitary Dist.)Protect yourself from mosquitoes this summer (Source: Toledo Area Sanitary Dist.)

    More than 170 pooled mosquitoes samples have tested positive for West Nile virus so far this season, according to the Toledo Area Sanitary District. 

    In the most recent results the district received from the Ohio Department of Health, almost half of the pooled samples submitted for testing had some level of the virus. 

    More >>

    More than 170 pooled mosquitoes samples have tested positive for West Nile virus so far this season, according to the Toledo Area Sanitary District. 

    In the most recent results the district received from the Ohio Department of Health, almost half of the pooled samples submitted for testing had some level of the virus. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly