St. Pete father hopes his son’s murder can spark change

Original Publish Date: September 17, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG — After his youngest son was murdered, Maress Scott decided to make it his mission to prevent other families from having to endure the indescribable pain of losing a child.

On Sept.17, 2019, Marquis Scott was shot and killed while riding a bicycle around his grandmother’s neighborhood. After coming out of a year-long fog, Maress Scott realized his son “would expect us to do something.”

On the first anniversary of his son’s death, what his family calls his “angelversary,” they decided to bring some attention to the tragedy, honor God, memorialize their son, and take a stand against gun violence.

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