ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
The family of a man who mentors children on the football field says he was shot and killed. Orange County deputies are calling the shooting justifiable, because it was in self-defense, but the mother of the man who died says she wants information.
"My baby boy is gone, and I need some answers," says Jill Slater, who is heartbroken after finding out that her son, U'Darrious, was shot to death. Investigators say friends and family were helping a woman move out of her ex-boyfriend's house on Falling Water Drive. That's when a fight broke out between a resident in the home and another man, which resulted in one person being shot dead and a woman injured from the gunfire.
"I need some closure. I need some answers, because the story I'm hearing just don't add up."
Orange County Sheriff's deputies haven't released the name of the shooter, and investigators are calling it a justifiable homicide.
"I don't feel like it's justified. I really don't, because that's not the type of son I have. And my son is not no violent person. Something happened that something ain't telling. Something happened that somebody need to tell and tell the truth."
Slater plans to contact the Sheriff's Office, criticizing them over the investigation.
"I don't know what happened but I need some closure, some closure."
She says 23-year-old U'Darrious worked closely with children through the Next Generation Youth Sports Association, an independent football league for young boys.
U'Darrious also leaves behind a young boy, whom he had adopted.
"He was giving. He'd give you the shirt off his back. He was nice. He was calm, and I don't see why nobody would want to take his life like that."
The case has gone to the State Attorney's Office for review.