A family is forced to say good bye to a loved one after already losing two others.
18-year-old Miguel Avalos Junior passed away over the weekend. Alice Lebeau, a close family friend, says the family knew it was time to let him go.
"I think that the family needed to be with him to say that goodbye which they didn't get to do with Jose and Miguel Senior," LeBeau explained.
Around 3 am on July 9th, someone broke into the Avalos home near 9th & Bancroft Streets and shot and killed Miguel Avalos Senior and his son 16-year-old Jose Avalos. Miguel Junior clung to life for almost a week. Police have not identified any suspects. Te family believes it was more than one person, who may have known the home.
"Whoever out there knows anything please help us, help us put these people where they belong before somebody else hurts as much as we do," LeBeau explained.
They’ve started a fund because the family needs help paying to bury the father and two brothers. There are donation boxes set up at restaurants and stores on 24th Street from L St. to Q St. They will also be selling tamales and having events to raise money in the near future.
A memorial fund has been set up. You can donate to the Avalos Family Fund at Centris Federal Credit Unions in Omaha.
If you have any information on this triple homicide call the Omaha Police Department at 402-444-7867.\