GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Although a suspect is in custody and charged with the death of Aaron Wilson, the aftermath of the Gulfport shooting is far from over. Wilson's family and friends are still dealing with the fact that they're loved one is no longer with them. They're holding onto the memories they have of Wilson's character and devotion to those he loved.
Those who knew him called him Trouble. Aaron Wilson was a friend to many, and those who remember him remember a legacy of love and care.
"I had a good brother. He would give you the clothes off his back. He would bring you food if you need it. He would give you money if you need it," said Wilson's sister, Jeanette Mills.
His home became a gathering spot for sharing stories, swapping a comforting word or two, crying, and a good bit of laughing. According to police, It was a mere 24 hours earlier that a gunman entered Wilson's home and opened fire.
Thanks to Wilson's tech-savvy niece, April, that moment was caught on surveillance, which helped police nab a suspect. April said her uncle was a faith-based man who was recently baptized.
"He got himself right with the Lord before anything happened and it was just in time," said April.
This brought her comfort when she learned that he had passed away. But, just the memories of Wilson's attitude make April emotional.
"He was the best uncle I had. He loved all his sisters and brothers," said April.
Love was a common theme among people who knew Wilson.
"People just loved him," said Wilson's cousin, Christopher Hall, Sr.
Several people visited with Wilson daily at the Frances Fredericks Senior Complex nearby.
"We all loved him. We're going to miss him. But, he was my friend," said Virginia James at the senior complex.
"He was the life of the party. Kept you laughing," said another one of Wilson's friends from the senior complex, Sylvester Sims.
Sims said he would meet up with Wilson and several others for a few rounds of spades most every day. Now, those friends say the card game will never be the same.
"We won't have no more laughing like that. We won't be laughing like that. No, sure won't," said Sims.
He also enjoyed a good game of pool. And according to his friends, he never let up on keeping things light and happy.
"We're going to miss him around here," said one of his billiard buddies, Luther McCants.
Warren Perkins, 19, is being charged with Wilson's death and is being held on a $1 million bond in Harrison County.