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Father of 7 murdered on Buena Vista Road

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victim: Vashun Ramsey, 36 victim: Vashun Ramsey, 36
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Almost 24 hours after Columbus' 11th murder of 2013 occurred, police were still guarding the crime scene.

After the initial investigation Saturday evening, detectives revisited the apartment for a second time Sunday where Vashun Ramsey, 36, was shot to death only feet away from one of his young children.  His sister, Tangular Ramsey, said getting along without him will be difficult.

"It's hard because he lived with me.  He lived in the same house.  Right now his clothes are still at my house," said Ramsey.

Family members are still in shock. Ramsey's uncle was at a sporting event with the victim last week and the two talked for hours.

"Yesterday, I'm at a game and I got a phone call last night letting me know he had passed, and it really, really hurt," said Samuel Times.

"I told him, you know, stay focused out here, because the streets don't love nobody.  You've got to stay prepared.  And when I heard it last night I was hurt.  I was hurt last night.  I couldn't even sleep. I tossed and turned," said his best friend Julius Dowell.

Ramsey was shot in the face while inside the doorway of building A at the Renaissance Apartments on Buena Vista Road. It happened just before 8 p.m. Saturday night while was visiting his girlfriend.  She was nearby when the murder occurred and performed CPR on him until police arrived.

Linda Robinson is Ramsey's mother and said she convinced him to start going to church the week before.

"One thing I do know is that he died saved for God.  He got saved last Sunday and he died Saturday.  So he's going to be in my life again.  I will meet him again," said Robinson.

The Kendrick High School graduate leaves behind seven children.  So far, police have not announced any suspects.

"That's my brother, that's the love of my life.  You took my family, you took my brother.  Anyone who knows anything:  call the police and let them know.  That's all I ask," said Tangular Ramsey.

Anonymous tips can be left for Columbus police homicide detectives at (706) 653-3400.

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