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Remembering three-year-old Major Sutton

The toddler was shot and killed in his home Friday
Posted at 6:10 PM, Nov 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-13 21:10:38-05

Three-year-old Major Sutton was shot and killed in his home Friday night. His pregnant mother, Johniece Williams, and his older brother were also shot. Johniece is now out of the hospital. She, her baby and her oldest son are okay. 

Major was in preschool at the Claude W. Richardson Center. His principal, Angie Bertran-Harris, remembers Major as a student every teacher wants in their class.

"He had an answer for every question. He had a question for every answer," said Bertran-Harris.

She says teachers were sharing memories of the young boy after hearing the news, and one of those memories showed his love of learning. His first day of school, he was telling everyone how proud he was to be there.

"He was just so excited. He was telling everyone 'this is my first day of school, this is my first day of school.' He had his backpack and he was telling everyone about his backpack and his clothes," said Bertran-Harris.

A vigil was held Monday evening for Major.