Family mourning loss of teen shot, killed in College Station

Anthony Ayers’ family is planning a vigil on Friday to remember the 15-year-old who passed away this weekend.
Anthony Ayers, 15, was shot and killed Saturday in the parking lot of an apartment complex in...
Anthony Ayers, 15, was shot and killed Saturday in the parking lot of an apartment complex in College Station.(Photo by KBTX's Rusty Surette)
Published: Oct. 31, 2022 at 4:41 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 2, 2022 at 3:28 PM CDT
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - A local family is remembering their loved one following his death Saturday night in College Station.

Anthony Ayers, 15, was found with a gunshot wound just before 10 p.m. in the parking lot of the Pearl apartment complex on Harvey Road near George Bush Drive. Police have not released many details about their case but investigators are urging anyone with information about what happened to give them a call. So far, no arrests have been made and a motive remains unclear.

On Monday, a makeshift memorial was already set up in the parking lot to remember the College Station High School student and included a framed photo, flowers, candles, a card, pumpkins, and a Happy Halloween balloon. Written on the concrete wall next to the memorial: “RIP, 2007-2022, ANT.”

Family members say Anthony lived at the complex with his mother, Sonia Hernandez, who told KBTX’s Rusty Surette that a vigil for her son is planned for Friday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. at Oaks Park in College Station.

On social media, friends, neighbors, and family members have been leaving Hernandez messages of comfort and prayers as she continues to grieve the loss of her firstborn child.

She is now tasked with having to lay her son to rest and is asking for financial assistance for funeral expenses. Donations are being accepted to her CashApp $sh262 and there is a fundraiser set up on Facebook here.

“Thank you to everyone who has reached out and helped,” said Hernandez. “It really means a lot to me. I just want justice for my Anthony.”

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to reach out to CSPD at 979-764-3600.