38 year old boxer, Vernon Forrest lost his life to a senseless act of violence. According to Atlanta police, Forrest stopped at a gas station on Whitehall Street around 11 p.m. Saturday night, with his 11-year-old godson, visiting from Texas. As the boy went inside to use the bathroom and buy snacks, Forrest went to the rear of his Jaguar to add air to a low tire. It was then when a male suspect robbed him at gunpoint and fled. Forrest, reportedly armed, chased after the man a short distance, to an area near McDaniel and Fulton streets. Shots were exchanged, police said. Giving up the chase, and turning to return to the gas station, Forrest was shot seven to eight times in the back, according to police.
The ironic thing about this was Vernon tweeted last week, July 19th about a nightmare he had:
"Man I had a nightmare last nite I dreamt I come home and found 4 guys were breaking into my house. I pull my heater [gun] and it was empty they chased me and was about to shoot me then I woke up. The first thing I did was get my heater [gun] and made sure it was loaded. That dream will not come true."
Vernon had a 12 yr. old son, Vernon, Jr. This is so sad this had to happen. If someone wants to rob you of your items, let them have it. Its only material things that can be bought back. Your life, can not be bought back. Lets keep the Forrest family and friends high in our prayers.