Adrian Daniels Death, Obituary – Shannon Johnson was seen holding pictures of her grandson, Adrian Daniels, who was 14 years old, while she stood outside the home that her daughter occupied in the west side of Fort Worth. She started crying as she began to talk about all of his awards and achievements. Johnson noted that not only was he an athlete, but also a bright student who made the honor roll. “He was a model young man.” Her grandson was one of three people who were slain in a shooting that took place on Wednesday night in the 700 block of Panay Way Drive in west Fort Worth. According to the Fort Worth police, there were two victims who passed away and one who was injured.
Daniels passed away at the scene of the incident, a 17-year-old died later at the hospital, and a second 17-year-old was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries, according to the police. The police have not yet determined the identities of the other two victims and are continuing their search for a suspect. Daniels was the eldest of his four younger siblings when he entered Brewer High School as a freshman. Johnson stated that her grandson had been at the residence on Panay Way Drive for a ride prior to the arrival of the suspect(s) who began firing their weapons. Johnson was quoted as saying, “This could happen to anyone, and it’s sad.”
“We don’t want everyone to remember Adrian Daniels and believe that another young black man got shot, must be gangs and drugs… it wasn’t that,” Daniels said. “It wasn’t that.” The police have not made any statements regarding a possible motive for the crime. Although Fort Worth police have stated that they are not aware of any other calls at the address, several neighbors have informed WFAA that the home on Panay Way Drive where Wednesday’s incident took place has been the scene of multiple gunshots in the past. According to the statements of one resident who wished to remain anonymous, he no longer feels secure living in the neighborhood and is contemplating relocating out of the area in order to protect his children.
There have been five people murdered in Fort Worth thus far in 2018. The statement that Johnson made was, “My prayer is that he doesn’t go down as some statistic.” “Everyone knows that he was a noble, intelligent, loving, and nice youngster who was athletic, but he got caught up in what is today’s world of bullets and not thinking and knowing that after them, there’s no tomorrow.” Wichita, Kansas, the city that Daniels and his family called home will serve as the location of his burial.
Johnson began an internet fundraising campaign in order to assist with the expenditures associated with the funeral. She stated to WFAA that Daniels sent her a text message on New Year’s Eve and messaged her again on Wednesday, hours before he was killed, saying “Love grandmother.” Daniels was killed on Wednesday. “Telling me that he loved me out of the blue for no reason, because that’s who he is… was,” Johnson said while fighting back tears. “Telling me that he loved me out of the blue for no reason,” Johnson said. “We are going to miss having him around.”