Remembering Sean Archilles, shooting victim at Fort Myers teen club

Posted at 7:01 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 19:01:44-04

Bullet holes and teddy bears are just remnants of what took place Sunday night outside of Club Blu in Fort Myers.

More than a dozen teenagers were shot. Eighteen year old Stef’an Strawder and fourteen year old Sean Archilles were killed.

While friends and family are grieving their loss, no one has tipped police with any information to help with the investigation.

Four In Your Corner spoke with friends and family of Sean Archilles who was shot and killed Sunday night outside of Club Blu in Fort Myers.

”Sean was a special kid and I just want people to remember him as that special kid,” Matt Richard said.

Richard is the director at the Crossover Youth Center at City Gate Church. He met Sean at the church’s youth group four years ago.

”Me and my wife were very close to Sean,” he said. “If he had a bad day he would call us and he would come spend the night at our house so we knew him very well.”

Richard tells Four In Your Corner Sean loved basketball and played for the church team, also enjoyed fishing, and had a heart for worship music.

”He could be a serious guy but when he smiled it was so contagious like everybody else was going to be happy,” he said. “If Sean was happy, everybody else was going to be happy.”

Richard found out about Sean’s passing hours after doctors declared him dead at Lee Memorial Hospital.

”I didn’t think it was real. It was so hard to process to figure out that he had passed.”

Erick Walker was another mentor of Sean’s, who spoke with him just days before he passed away.

“My heart dropped because he was just a baby,” Walker said. “It tore me up because I know that this young man had potential to be something great in life.“

Walker says when he heard he news, he went to Club Blu to take part of a prayer vigil put on by local churches.

”That’s when it really hit me because I can only imagine this young man laying out here with bullet wounds and lying there lifeless.”

Four In Your Corner asked Walker if he believed Sean was specifically targeted or if it was a random act of violence.

”I just think it was somebody angry or a few people that were angry and they just tried getting it off their heart,” Walker said.

Walker says he just wants justice to be served as he holds on to the memory of the last conversation he had with Sean.

”I’d tell him I love him,” Walker said. “The last time I was with him I told him I love him. I told him God loves him even more.”

Sean’s family tells Four In Your Corner they plan on holding an intimate gathering for close friends and family in the upcoming days.