'He had good spirit. Always laughing, smiling,' friend of slain father of 9 tells News 6
Alexis Osmick, 39, shot, killed trying to break up fight at his birthday party
ORLANDO, Fla. – Friends and family of Alexis Osmick told News 6 the father of nine was a good man and they are in shock that he is gone.
"It was like a normal day. He was just happy about his birthday. He wanted to have a good time," Spencer Alphonse said. "Everyone was just having a good time dancing. Having fun. No no one knew this was going to happen," his cousin said.
Deputies said 39-year-old Osmick was celebrating his birthday when a shooting started at 3:11 a.m. on Sunday morning at a home on Pioneer Road.
Osmick was found with gunshot wounds and was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Hospital, where he later died, authorities said.
"We tried to make him a birthday for him. There were some guys and they were fighting, and he tried to stop the fight and one of them shot him in the heart," the victim's cousin, who did not want to be identified, said.
Friends and family said they tried to step in to help their friend after he was shot.
Lanose Brumeiere, who was friends with Osmick for almost a decade, told New 6 that he heard the gunshots, but did not see what happened, and when he looked, he saw his friend on the floor.
"There was like three people who tried to help him. Tried to help him out. Do CPR on the floor," Brumeiere told New 6.
The scene after Osmick was shot was chaotic, with everyone trying to figure out what happened, Brumeiere said.
"It was crazy. Everyone cry. Everybody talking. You know, it was bad stuff," Brumeiere said.
Officials have yet to release the details of the alleged shooting and how the suspected shooter knew Osmick.
But for Brumeiere, losing his friend will never go away.
"For me, it's going to stick in my memory," Brumeiere said.
His last memory is something that Alphonse said his friend always saw the good in people.
"You can never say anything negative about him. He was very positive. A leader. Always want to see good out of people," Alphonse said.
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