BEAUMONT, Texas — The sister of a Beaumont man shot and killed at Dowlen and Eastex on Saturday is speaking out after the heartbreaking death of Jesse Rodriguez.
Kassandra Castillo is the older sister of Rodriguez. She said she will his laugh the most.
"He doesn't have a single bit of sadness or hatred in his bones. He was a funny guy," Castillo said.
She told me two of her brothers were with Jesse that day.
The boys are still trying to process what happened inside CiCis Pizza.
"It was just a minor interaction, something that was completely accidental. Something that shouldn't have lead up to what it lead up to," Castillo said.
She also told 12News Jesse wasn't alone inside the truck when he was shot.
"He had a friend in there with him," Castillo said.
Police have charged Martin Pettway, Xavier Parrish and Nyah Mayfield with murder in connection to Jesse's death.
The two men remain behind bars and Mayfield has been released on a $5,000 bond.
Kassandra set up a GoFundMe page to pay for a funeral they were not expecting.
"I put the limit for $2,000, you know, I figured that would be just from us. But it just shows how much he was loved," Castillo said.
People have donated more than $7,000 dollars.
When asked is she had anything to say to those believed to have shot and killed her brother, Castillo said: "All I have to say is this...I hope they hugged their family one more time. Because we did not get to do that with Jesse."
Kassandra Castillo has a message for the Hispanic community.