Family of deceased boy, Eddie Holmes, releases statement

THE HERALDFebruary 7, 2014 

13-year-old Eddie Holmes

PUYALLUP POLICE DEPARTMENT/COURTESY PHOTO

The Puyallup Police Department has released this statement from the family of Eddie Holmes, the 13-year-old boy who was killed Thursday afternoon from an unintentional gun shot to the chest:

The family of the deceased boy, Eddie Holmes, has asked the Puyallup Police Department to release the following statement on their behalf. The family asks that media please respect their privacy in their time of mourning and direct all inquiries or requests of the family to the Puyallup Police Department. The following statement is from the Holmes family: 

“Our hearts are broken at the tragic loss of our dear Eddie Zee. Life is a gift from God and we thank Him for each day he blessed us with Eddie Zee. Eddie was a wonderful son- very loving and caring. He enjoyed being with his big brother Jose, his dog Buddy, and playing video games. Our prayers are with the families that are also involved. Legislators need to pass a law against gun violence in America. Our prayers are also with all families that have lost a loved one by gun violence. We would like to thank the Puyallup Police Department for their support and everyone who have prayed and/or called to lift us up.” 

The Holmes Family

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