Well-known in his Central District neighborhood, Love has no criminal record and often helps support his mother, who is raising a teenage daughter. The bulk of his work experience, other than party promotions, is in after-school care for children. ….
“Tyrone was really upbeat, always smiling, the kind of guy you’d like to run into if you were having a bad day because he always saw the glass as half-full,” said Cross, former student body president at Garfield who now works as an advertising copywriter.
A lot of commenters on yesterday’s story also knew Love and mentioned what a loss they thought this was for the community. Everyone who knew Love speaks very highly of him, and says that he steered clear of gangs and worked at the YMCA to help kids stay out of trouble.
But right now it doesn’t look like this was a random attack. Witnesses say that the suspect vehicle circled the block a couple of times before the shooting occurred. The PI article also gets into some speculation from an anonymous police source that it could have been an attempt to silence a witness to the November shooting at Vito’s on First Hill. No further details on that are given on that possible connection.