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Pontiac native killed over parking dispute in Nashville, Tennessee

Posted at 10:13 PM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 23:12:01-04

Family members of 24-year-old Pontiac native Dequantae Young say they are working on raising funds to bring his body back to Michigan after he was shot and killed outside a nightclub in Nashville, Tennessee. 

“I mean it’s still unreal,” said his cousin Mary Mabin. 

His family says Young has a 5-year-old son who he was raising in Nashville at the time of his murder. 

“All he wanted to do was be there for his family and take care of his family,” said Mabin. 

"A lot of people think I’m strong, but the point is I haven’t seen him yet,” said his grandmother Carol Young. 

Police say Young was shot and killed outside a Nashville, Tennessee nightclub by 26-year-old Deandre Sherrill last Sunday. 

They say the two men got into a fight over one of their cars being blocked in the parking lot. 

U.S. Marshals arrested Sherrill on Tuesday, three days after Young was killed. Police say Sherrill is a felon who was convicted of shooting a woman in September of 2017. 

“The boy was a gang banger, and he shot him for nothing,” said Carol. 

Now Young’s family is working on bringing his body back to Michigan so they can be close to his gravestone. 

“That’s where his family is. If he way down there, we want to plant flowers or visit his gravesite, we can’t go way down there to do that,” said Carol. 

The family has started a GoFund Me page to help raise funds to bring Young’s body home.