NORFOLK-- A Norfolk family is mourning the loss of a man they call a standout student, athlete and person.
Police say 21-year-old Travis Lee Bryant was shot multiple times Friday night while he was standing outside with friends at the 4900 block of East Princess Anne Road.
Bryant was taken to Sentara Leigh by car and then transferred to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.
Denise Bryant called her son Travis her “Budda Baby” and said out of all of her kids he could never do any wrong.
Bryant said Travis would do anything for anyone who asked and she doesn’t know why someone would kill him.
“Why such violence has to happen, it will never make sense to me,” Bryant said.
Bryant’s family described Travis as the “Golden Child.” They said he was a standout athlete in three sports at Norview High and was also an honor student.
Sitting in their childhood home, Bryant’s sister Toneshia remembered one of her brother’s winning football moments.
“He scored the winning touchdown and he flipped into the end zone and he just threw his hands in the air. He was so excited,” said Toneshia.
Travis Bryant had been attending Tidewater Community College and studying business management.
Travis' father Randy Bryant said his son hoped to own his own business and provide for his family like they did for him.
“I just wish he could have fulfilled his dream. For himself and for what he wanted to do for us,” said Robert.