Elba murder victim’s family still searching for answers


ELBA, Ala. (WDHN) — One year ago today, the Rogers family got a call about a loved one who was shot at a home right here on Putnam Street.

“I got the call and I made it to Elba and when I got here they told me that they were transporting him to Montgomery. I left the scene and I got to Montgomery and the doctors on my way up there were telling me that he was still in surgery so we get to Montgomery we’re waiting on the doctors to come out and they told us that Donta didn’t make it on the way up there,” said Carolyn Rogers, Donta’s mother.

Donta’s mom Carolyn says it’s never easy losing a child especially when his life was taken away because it gets harder each and every day. In addition to the family grieving the loss of Donta, a year later, there has been no evidence of the killing and no arrests have been made.

“I really hope Elba police department is doing what they can people say that’s just another black person gone but we don’t wanna see it like that. Black white or whatever if a crime was committed before this, that’s what the police department is for we ask for the federal to get involved in it,” said Carolyn Lawrence, Donta’s great aunt.

The family believes that someone knows something or saw some sort of suspicious activity and it’s time to come forward.

People know and we would like for yall to come out and give us some kind of justice if you know something say something,

A balloon release vigil with food will be held at the Opp complex Saturday and it’s open to the public.

If you know anything about the homicide, you are asked to call the Elba police department or Crimestoppers. There is a cash reward of up to 5,000 dollars.

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