Ricky Tucker, 20, got news that his sister Brenda Tucker, 21, took a gun and shot herself in the back room of her family-owned bar early Sunday. An ambulance took her to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. That’s when Tucker, who was racing to the hospital, was struck by an SUV.
Detroit police spokeswoman Kelly Miner said the younger sibling crossed the center line when his car collided with the SUV. The other driver suffered minor injuries and was treated at the hospital.
“It’s just one disaster after another for this poor family,” said Regina Holman, the owner of the bar. “I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like to bury two children.”
Tucker’s other sister, Amandajo Holman, said she had talked to her brother just moments before he got in his car.
“After the doctors finally told us Brenda was dead, I called down to the bar to see about her cell phone, and that’s when I was told Ricky had been in a car accident,” she recalled.
Holman left the hospital to go to the accident site, and returned to the hospital where her mom was waiting.
“She just called me and asked me where I was, and I could tell in her voice that Ricky didn’t make it,” Holman said.
And as if losing two children isn’t tragic enough, this latest incident marks the third death in the family in the past six months. Tucker’s uncle, Eddie Falbo, told the media that the youngest Tucker actually shot his stepfather to death.
“The boy — the one who just died — killed his step-dad. They were shooting back and forth, and he killed him in self-defense,” Falbo said. “The police let him right out of jail, because [his step-father] was shooting at him.
“Three people in one family killed in six months,” Falbo said. “These kids’ mother is going through hell.”
Wow! We send our prayers and condolences to the Tucker family.
SOURCE: Huffington Post | PHOTO CREDIT: Screengrab