Ashonta Wyatt has attended a lot of vigils. "I've done so many I've lost count," she said on the phone Monday evening. To hear Wyatt tell it, she's the go-to choice to speak when people are standing in a circle holding candles and openly mourning the loss of yet another person to violence. She's tired of it. On Sunday night in Marrero, Wyatt was yet again in attendance as the community came together to mourn the death of Xy'Ahir Davis, a 10-month old who was shot when a gunman burst into a Marrero home Saturday afternoon. "When are you going to be tired?" she asked the people gathered at the vigil outside the house where the baby was killed. "I hold everyone accountable for this. They don't have a box big enough for this baby."
A 10-month-old boy was killed and another man wounded in a shooting late Saturday afternoon (Dec. 3) in Marrero. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said at least five people were inside the home in the 2100 block of Caddy Drive when someone came through the front door around 4:30 p.m. and started shooting. JPSO spokesman Col. John Fortunato said deputies arrived to find the 10-month-old boy, Xyahir Davis, and a male believed to in his early 20s, both with multiple gunshot wounds. Davis was taken to West Jefferson Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, Fortunato said. The other victim, who has not been identified, was taken to University Medical Center, where he went into surgery and was in serious condition.