Robert Wells death, obituary: 22 year old Robert Wells shooting happened February 16, 2020 at about 7:45 p.m. in the 2100 block of Generes Drive in Harahan.
Police authorities had received a report of the shooting and on arrival, found Wells fatally wounded inside a car that had crashed into a fence along the roadway.
The roadway was bordered by houses on one side and a drainage canal on the other.
Wells was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy determined he died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to Chief Death Investigator Mark Bone.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Harahan Police Department with the homicide investigation.
Detectives have no motive or suspects in the killing, Rivarde said.
Anyone with information about the shooting death of Robert Wells is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office investigations bureau at 504-364-5300. The public can also call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867. Callers do not have to give their names or testify and can earn a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an indictment.
Robert Wells obituary:
Loving parents of Robert Wells, III mourned their baby in a heartfelt obituary that read:
Robert Wells, III was born in St. Bernard Parish, October 9, 1997 to Robert Wells, Jr. and Deborah Wells. He spent the years after hurricane Katrina in the St. Charles Parish area until his murder on Sunday, February 16, 2020.
As loving parents, we were not prepared for the untimely, tragic death of our young son.
He was a wonderful, funny, intelligent, talented and compassionate young man until the false desires of fast money and instant gratification lured him away from the morals and ethics instilled in him from a young age.
Tough Love did not deter his mindset to stay involved in the streets. We always hoped that one day his parents’ Love and commitment to him would prevail and he would abandon that life. It did not.
His life ended almost instantly at 22 years old, alone in a car under a barrage of gunfire.
All the fast money, cars and “things” that seemingly were of importance to him, meant nothing at his crossing.
We hope and pray that Robert never bestowed this kind of senseless violence upon anyone else’s child, and if this obituary can offer the opportunity for another young person to realize the streets offer nothing but heartache, pain, and ultimately death, Robert’s life will not have been in vain.
His pained soul is now set free from all worldly desires.
Dear God, please take our son, the most precious gift you could bestow upon us at his birth, back once again as your Heavenly son.
Lord, keep him in your loving arms for eternity and, forgive us.
Robert was predeceased by his grandparents Robert and Bertha Wells, Sr. and George H. Dupard, Sr., Ingeborg Thurston (Richard).
He leaves behind a brother, Antonio, girlfriend Hailey, and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no service for Robert. Instead we kindly ask you to make a small donation in his name to any at-risk youth programs. Until we meet again Son, you’ll forever be in our hearts.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.