Teen laid to rest after being gunned down on TARC bus

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by Johnny Archer

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 28, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 29 at 3:40 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The 17-year-old teenager who was shot and killed on a TARC bus earlier in the week was laid to rest Saturday.
 
 “It’s sad going to this man’s wake,” says Derrick Whitlock, a friend of Rico Robinson. “He was only seventeen. That’s sad.”
 
 “It feels like someone just ripped your heart out,” says Davon Adams, another friend of Robinson. “It’s like someone just took a piece of my heart.”
 
Hearts are broken as friends and family of Rico Robinson come together to mourn his death.
 
The sanctuary was filled at the West End Baptist Church in Old Louisville. Many of the visitors who were Robinson's peers remember him for sense of humor.
 
 “If you were having a bad day he would put a smile on your face,” says Adams.
 
Friends of Robinson wonder why he was brutally gunned down on the 23 bus at Bardstown Road and Goldsmith Lane.
 
An arrest warrant has been issued for Martin Keehn, Jr. and Jeffrey Kingdon in connection to the homicide. Both men were seen on the bus surveillance camera. Police are not releasing a motive for why Robinson was shot and killed on the bus.
 
“We hope they get them,” says Whitlock. “He Rico didn’t deserve it.”

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