My son Bryce Persang was murdered on September 16, 2021, on the west side of Columbus. Bryce’s was the second homicide of a day that ended with five shootings and resulted in four homicides.
It was the deadliest day on record for Columbus. It was a record-breaking year, which saw 206 homicides. My son was the 151st, but as his mother, I refuse for him to be just a number.
Bryce was a son, a brother, an uncle, and a friend to all. He was generous as well as always kind, meeting everyone exactly where they were and making them feel comfortable and safe. Music was his passion, and he was working hard at becoming an artist. He was incredibly funny and often blurting out random movie lines — another hobby he enjoyed was watching movies. My son lived fully each day as if it were his last and was as big as life itself. Tragically and senselessly, his life was cut short at 24 years old in one split second.
My family’s lives have been shattered, and the course of our family’s history has been forever altered. We are still seeking justice. Until my last breath #justiceforbryce