UPDATE (9:20 a.m.) The victim’s sister says the altercation that led to Kwazi Thomas shooting Gerard Joyner began as an argument over a parking space.
“It’s just very hard to lose him like that because you see all these shootings going on in the community, but when it hits home it’s just really hard,” said Kristen Cunningham.
Cunningham says Joyner was shot in the side and was transported to the hospital Wednesday night. He died during his third surgery early Thursday morning.
Mobile police arrested Thomas Thursday evening.
Joyner’s family has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for funeral expenses.
Mobile, AL (WKRG) – News 5 has learned the identity of a man who was shot Wednesday night on Donald Street in Mobile.
He is 57-year-old Gerard “Santana” Joyner.
In an e-mail sent to News 5, Joyner’s sister says he passed away during surgery Thursday morning.
Mobile Police have arrested 42-year-old Kwazia Thomas in connection with Joyner’s death.
Thomas is charged with murder and is in Mobile Metro Jail awaiting a bond hearing.