FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — A Federal Way family is sending a message about teens and guns after the combination had tragic results for them earlier this week.
Alexis Broussard spent Friday evening looking through photos of her son, Antonio Malik Douglas.
"These photos mean a lot more than what they did two or three or four weeks ago," said Broussard. "It makes me feel like he is still here."
But he is not here, 17-year-old Douglas was shot and killed earlier this week.
Around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, he was driven to St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. Police were soon alerted that Douglas had been in a car with friends in Tacoma. A gun allegedly had been passed around, and another 17-year-old in the vehicle shot and killed Broussard's oldest son in the 3600 block of Marine View Drive in Tacoma.
A 17-year-old male was arrested in connection with Douglas' death.
"I want my baby back," Broussard said. "I want to hold him again."
Grieving with Broussard is her twin sister, Alicia Streatur.
"This situation not only changed our life, it changed a whole other family's life, and the life of the community," said Streatur.
Now they want to spread a message to teenagers.
"Put the guns down. You are not cool. It's either you are going to take someone's life, or you are going to give your life away. I value my life. You know, it's not cool to hold a gun," said Broussard.