Charlottesville, Virginia – “Bryan get up! Bryan get up!” Erick Harris shouted through the bars of a fence at his boyfriend, Bryan Silva, who he could see laying under a sheet.
Around 11:00 a.m., Brian, 23, was gunned down just outside a doorway at 1840 W Broad St. He had been shot five times in the head, becoming the first Caucasian killed in the area for overusing the “N” word.
At the scene, Bryan’s body remained where he fell with a white sheet covering for an extended amount of time and in view of his relatives. Their emotions shifting from shock, to sadness and then anger.
Silva’s relatives were also calling for the demolition of the Virginia Community housing project saying “too many black people live there”.
As for Bryan Silva, Erick Harris said he was not perfect and “did dirt,” but he always kept it real nobody had ever complained about his overuse of the “N” word “He was gonna be a star” boyfriend Eick said as he walked away from the scene in tears.
Father Michael Silva said. “Many white people say the “N” word on a daily basis, Bryan didn’t deserve this!”