Family mourns teenager killed by hit-and-run driver

Dquan Armstrong will be laid to rest Saturday


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A grieving family gathered Friday night to remember 14-year-old Dquan Armstrong, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver last Saturday.

Police said the accident happened early in the morning Saturday along Sibbald Road.

Dquan was riding his bike when police said the driver who hit him never stopped. Channel 4 learned that man was questioned by police, but has not been charged with the crime.

Friends and family gathered Friday night at First Samuel Baptist Church. Tears were shed both inside and outside the church as family and friends gathered to remember Dquan.

"He was very loved, he lived life to the fullest. He left us at 14 years old, doing nothing wrong," said Dquan's aunt Nyshica Armstrong. "His life was taken from him."

Police said the force of the hit was so strong that Dquan was thrown into a nearby ditch, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

"We love him and we're just trying to stay strong for him," said Armstrong, as she described him as an honor roll student, who had just started his freshman year at Wolfson High School.

"He was on the football team. He just loved life, he loved my kids like they were his sisters. We just have a very close family and it hurts, it hurts real bad," said Armstrong.

As Dquan's family waits for his killer to be brought to justice, they know their faith will get them through.

"God, we believe in God. He's in a better place, and we have faith," said Armstrong.

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