Family and friends gathered Sunday afternoon to remember the life of Dane Scott Jr.
Sunday marked nine years since he was shot and killed by a Del City police officer following a pursuit in southeast Oklahoma City.
"He loved his family a lot," Scott’s mother Deloise Dockins said. "We always would have gatherings and he will be the center of attention."
In March 2012, Scott was a senior at Del City High School. Police were attempting to pull Scott over after they said he was seen driving in the middle of the road.
A high-speed chase led to Scott eventually crashing his vehicle. After a scuffle with an officer, he was shot in the back and transported to a hospital where he later died.
"I just broke down in tears," Scott’s brother Quinton Dockins said. "I couldn't handle it. I didn't know that feeling. I've never had that happen to me before."
Deloise Dockins said she had spoken to Scott over the phone earlier that day. Scott told her everything was OK.
"Next phone call I got was stating that he was deceased," Dockins said.
Randy Harrison, a captain with the Del City Police Department, was charged with first-degree manslaughter. Harrison was convicted and sentenced to four years in prison.
Dockins said the pain of losing her son will never go away.
"Love your family every day," Dockins said. "You never know when they're going to be here today and gone tomorrow."