Family Reacts To The Murder Of Their Father

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Authorities say longtime Ochlocknee resident Eddie Myrick, got into an argument with his son Demetrius about moving a car from the front yard Wednesday night.

And that's when a neighbor says he watched Demetrius Myrick shoot his own father in the face from only a few feet away.

"He walked back over there and stood by his dad like there was nothing wrong he looked dead at me like he you know like he always does. You couldn't tell nothing was wrong," said John Mitchell, who watched from his back yard.

Family members say 30 year old Demetrius Myrick is bipolar and has a history of mental illness.

But none of them ever thought he was capable of doing something like this.

"To think that I would have gotten a phone call saying that my dad had been shot by my brother unexpected didn't even expect that to be," said the victim's daughter, Lashun Myrick Flanders.

And while Eddie Myrick's kids say they're morning the loss of their father, they say they've already lost one loved one and refuse to lose another.

"If it were one of us he'd never turn his back on us so we know he needs us and we know daddy would be there for him and that's what he would want us to do," said Flanders.

"He was a great man and he was my hero you know and he's gonna be greatly missed," said Eddie Myrick Jr.

"Words won't describe how much we'll miss our dad that's indescribable," said Flanders.

Family members, local law enforcement and people in community say Eddie Myrick was a hard working man who always provided for his family.
They say he was known for doing the right thing, and could be found at church on Sunday and Wednesday nights.

Demetrius Myrick had his first court appearance Thursday afternoon and is now in the Thomas County jail facing felony murder charges.

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