Family and friends of a murdered teen gathered Sunday to celebrate what would have been his 16th birthday. Sir Croix Alexander Armstrong was shot and killed by a juvenile in Colorado Springs last November.
Armstrong is remembered as a teen who was passionate about his family and sports.
"If you met him, you would have loved him. He played sports, rugby, football he loved it all," said Zyshaun Jackson, his brother.
Family and friends left messages for Armstrong on a jersey marked with his favorite number.
"Just so there's someone out there that thinks about him, he's not forgotten," said Beau Armstrong, his father.
Armstrong was shot to death last November at an apartment complex near Murray and Airport roads.
"I really wish gun violence would end with teens. There should have been no situation where teens had guns in the first place," Jackson said.
A juvenile is accused of his death but details are limited. Police will not release the name of the suspect because he is a juvenile.
His father tells us his son was taken too soon.
"All the young ones who have someone close, keep them close. If you're arguing don't leave on bad terms and never go to sleep mad," Armstrong said.
Armstrong would have turned 16 this week.
"I just want to say happy birthday, I miss you a lot," a cousin said.
People gathered in honor of his birthday but also to reflect on the tragedy.
"We all loved him and we all really knew him and I mean he could light up a room just with his smile. His personality, just everything. He was a great boy," said his aunt, Leona Jackson.
A suspect is in custody which provides some closure to the family.
"I know you're in a better place now," another cousins said.
Until the suspect is convicted, the family says it will continue to seek justice.
"He was a great guy we really miss him," Jackson said.