BALTIMORE — Donye Lowther was the proud father of a two-year-old boy with a strong family behind him.
Two days after Donye was killed the family is left with a huge hole in their hearts and his stolen car as the only clue as to what happened to him.
“It always hits close to home, and this time it hit home,” his mother Shawnetta Alson said. “My son is gone.”
The 27-year-old man was killed and left next to a dumpster in the parking lot of an apartment complex on the 2200 block of Fleetwood Ave.
“You could have taken what you wanted but not his life,” His father Sylvester Lowther said. “He didn’t deserve it. He worked all his life. My son was a go getter like me.”
His aunt Curtina Pitts said she was the last one to see him the night he was murdered.
“He received a phone call that night for someone to meet him,” said Pitts. “He went there to meet them, and something went wrong.”
Pitts said he was always joking and making people laugh even at his job where he was a hard worker and providing for his growing family.
“He’s a good father, this is his son right here Zion,” said Pitts. “I don’t know if he understands. He’s asking for daddy. He’s a great father he spoils his son.”
The family said thesensless killing needs to stop.
“Everybody with this don’t tell snitches, man the Hell with that,” Sylvester said. “Hell with that because when it hits your door and it will that’s when you going to wake up.”
Painful questions this family needs answered with so little clues as to how this happened.
“My only child just got taken away from me,” Alston said. “Just like any other young black man out here just getting killed and he left behind my grand baby. Now he doesn’t have a father.”
The family has two vigils planned in the coming days.
The first will be Sunday September 29th at 8 pm in front of 226 N. Collington Ave.
The second will be Monday at 7:30 pm at 2200 Fleetwood Ave.