Tyrese Garvin Wiki
Tyrese Garvin was shot multiple times on June 23 after leaving University Hospital in Louisville, according to CNN affiliate WAVE. He was present as his children were being born at the University Hospital in Louisville last Sunday. He spent several days in the ICU in the same hospital where his babies, a boy and a girl, were in the maternity ward.
“He was very excited at becoming a father,” a family member named Gail told the station. “Then, something like this happens and his children will never get to know him. That’s sad.”
Tyrese Garvin Age
He was 20 years old.
Tyrese Garvin Death
But tragedy struck hours later. As he was walking home, the proud father was gunned down in what police said was a random shooting.
Tyrese Garvin, 20, had just finished visiting his newborn twins at the Louisville hospital when he was shot Sunday. https://t.co/DuKbSktOHG
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) June 30, 2019
Garvin was taken back to the exact same hospital where his twins had been born where he lay in intensive care for several days.
He was treated for multiple gunshot wounds to his body and head but there was little that could be done to help him.
Tyrese Garvin Suspect Killer Arrested
Louisville Metro Police have arrested three juveniles between the ages of 14 and 17 in connection with the shooting. Their names have not been released.
RIGHT NOW: The family of Tyrese Garvin, 20, is speaking for the first time to media. He was shot Sunday night in what @LMPD believes was a random drive-by shooting on Roselane Street. It happened right after his twin children were born. He remains on life-support. @WLKY pic.twitter.com/Wgy5sxo0i4
— Tre Ward (@TreWardWLKY) June 27, 2019
At a press conference on Thursday, homicide Lieutenant Emily McKinley mentioned Garvin’s shooting as she told how the city had been experiencing a recent increase in drive-by shootings and related car thefts carried out by teenagers over the past few weeks, the Courier Journal reported.
Tyrese Garvin was walking home after seeing his newborns for the first time when he was critically wounded in a random act of violence.
Our prayers and condolences go out to his family, friends, and newborn babies.https://t.co/z2HcqrWIAA
— theGrio.com (@theGrio) June 29, 2019
Tyrese Garvin GoFundMe Page
Garvin’s family has created a GoFundMe page to help pay for his medical bills and, now, his funeral costs.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- He was shot while walking home from the hospital after the birth of his twins, has passed away
- Garvin was the victim of a random shooting as he left the hospital last Sunday
- He had been on life support in the intensive care unit at the same hospital where his children were born
- His family took the babies to visit their dad before his life support was turned off
- Three teenagers aged 14 to 17 were arrested in the days after Garvin’s shooting