Family remembers 23-year-old found shot on Soutel Drive

Devontay Youmans listed as final Jacksonville murder case of 2018

By Corley Peel - Reporter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Loved ones gathered Tuesday evening at Yancey Park to remember a 23-year-old who died after he was found shot in a car on Soutel Drive last month.

Jacksonville police said Devontay Youmans had been shot multiple times Dec. 27 when police found him at the intersection of Norfolk Boulevard and Soutel Drive. They said he'd driven there and called police for help. 

When rescue arrived he was breathing but unconscious and couldn't give them a description of his shooter, police said. He died from his injuries at the hospital.

“I know my son touched a lot of lives," his father, Al Youmans, said during the vigil. "He’s really going to be missed.”

Youmans cousin, Shacoby Youmans, said Devontay Youmans was reserved, humble and always smiling. She said he was a role model for her 17-year-old son.

“I’m going to miss him forever," she said. "My son needed (him.)"

Devontay Youmans' death was the final murder case of 2018, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. No arrests have been made in his death.

Anyone with information that can help police can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-866-845-TIPS.

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