A BROKEN HEART father has posted a tribute on social media to his son who was shot and killed on Thursday.
Harley Alexander Shirley was just 21 when he was killed, and the reality TV star’s father Ronnie Shirley, owner of Lizard Lick Towing, says he was “shot in the back by cowards “.
Harley, who went by the name Alex, was the son of the 49-year-old businessman who starred in the truTV reality show, Lizard Lick Towing, which shed light on the family’s Lizard Lick Towing business Shirley.
Alex was found dead Thursday night at a gas station after a commemorative balloon was released. He had been shot by an anonymous gunman.
In his grief, Ronnie posted a video on multiple platforms, including TikTok and Instagram, where he says his son was “shot in the back by a coward”.
The devastated father-of-four talks about his faith and how he will pray for the one who killed his son and added “I’m going to do my best to forgive you but I don’t know if I can — But I know God will. “
The deceased son, whom Ronnie calls “Big Shur” in the video, was loved by his family and friends, as seen in their tributes on social media.
On his own Instagram, Alex only has three posts from 2018, 2019 and 2021.
In the two most recent posts, Alex is spending time with his family and appears to be a happy, playful young man.
But in his first post of 2018, the then-teenager is shown in the blink of an eye with two guns.
It’s unclear if the guns are real or fake, but the chilling photo is captioned “Life is good…feel good.”
THE FAMILY CRIES
Ron also posted a message on his Facebook page stating: “He’s at peace now – waiting for us to get to these gates – we’ll be there soon Big Shur – and will always cherish the times we had while you were with us sons “.
Harley Shirley’s uncle, Jason Shirley, spoke to WRAL News on February 18, 2022 and said he was offering a $25,000 reward for information regarding Harley’s death.
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