A 15-year-old grandson died after being shot in Landover, Maryland Saturday night, his grandmother told WUSA9.
A teddy bear now marks the spot where he was shot and killed.
Police have not made the identity of the victim public.
But for the family of Dennis Taylor, the grief is fresh and hard to bear.
Linda Taylor said she was one of the last people to see her grandson alive.
“I got the last smile before he walked out of that door last night," she said.
Around 9:40 p.m., police responded to a shooting in the 2200 block of Columbia Place.
When police arrived, they found a juvenile male suffering from a gunshot wound.
The grandmother has identified the victim to WUSA9 as her 15-year-old grandson Dennis Taylor.
She says Dennis was her whole heart.
He was shot just a few doors down from his house on Columbia Place in Landover, Md. Neighbors say they heard three gunshots around 9:40 Saturday night.
Brianna Williams said Taylor was walking to a family cookout when he received a text and turned around to go home.
“He just said, 'no I’m not going to come no more', and then he left, right there," she said.
Just a few minutes later he was shot.
Karren Forges lives on the same block. She is a trained nurse and rushed to give the boy CPR.
She said he wasn’t alive by the time she got to him.
“I’m not the doctor, I didn’t feel a pulse, so I initiated CPR, trying to bring him back with us," Forges said.
Forges says she was disappointed the paramedics didn’t use a defibrillator, but the paramedics said the boy was pronounced dead when they arrived.
Dennis Taylor was known among friends as "lil chic."
Until last month, he was a student at Brookland Middle School.
Wendy Hamilton, an attendance councilor at the school, went to pay her respects with the family Sunday.
She said Taylor was popular, especially with the girls. She said he was known to everyone.
“I want him to know, that he will be so deeply missed," she said. “I’m sure he knows that but, it’s going to be hard tomorrow. We’re going to get grief councilors on site.”
Taylor’s mother was too upset to talk. He was the second oldest of four boys.
Linda Taylor described her grandson as her main heart.
“I lost my one, my baby,” she said.
Prince George’s County Police say they don’t believe the shooting was random. Police recovered a gun at the scene.
The Taylor family has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to cover the cost of funeral expenses. They are planning a vigil for Monday night.