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“We’re a very big family, so most of us didn’t even have the chance to go say goodbye before she passed away,” she said. “It is the most heartbreaking situation to watch your mother and father live.”
Paramedics took Pate to hospital after he was found shot dead on Ashland Avenue near the Highbury Avenue-Dundas Street intersection at around 9 p.m. last Wednesday, police said.
An East West Bar and Grill official told the London Free Press that Pate ordered chicken wings and was waiting in a car parked in the back, where a bartender pulled out the food minutes before the shots were fired. do not burst.
The vehicle Pate was waiting for before being shot dead on Dundas Street, the manager said. Witnesses reported seeing another vehicle take off south on Ashland following the gunfire.
Three people – two men and a woman – were arrested on Friday and charged with manslaughter in the city’s fourth homicide of the year, police said over the weekend.
Denny Doucet, 40, and Nicole Moyer, 35, both of London, and Jason Sylvestre, 36, of Windsor, have been detained until their next court appearance, police said.
The investigation is ongoing and the police are asking anyone with information about the case to contact them.
Pate’s family, meanwhile, say the young father’s violent death does not define the man they affectionately referred to as Skittles.
He was one of three children – a fourth brother died as a child – and attended Ross High School. Pate, who had no criminal convictions, was known as a prankster with a quick wit, a sharp tongue, and piercing green eyes.