The family of a man who died Tuesday in a shooting on Madison’s North Side was described by his family members as a hard worker and a beloved man.
“He was a great man and a great father to his kids,” Jessica Marias said about her fiance, who the family chose to identify only as Mike. “He was so loving and caring…We’ll miss him so much.”
At a press conference at the Boys & Girls Club headquarters on the South Side, Marias comforted the victim’s 3-year-old son, Jamichael, as family members spoke about the 33-year-old Madison man who worked as a cook at a local Italian restaurant and had five children.
“He has always been around me, he’s always supporting me,” the victim’s mother, Raychelle Scott, said. “I just want to say he did not deserve this.”
Scott, of Chicago, said she will stay in town until she finds out what happened to her son. She and Marias asked anyone who has information about the homicide to contact the Madison Police Department.
“Michael was always well-dressed, even when he was young he always had the nicest things,” she said. “Somebody didn’t like his ‘get-up,’ and that’s wrong. I know that’s what it is, because Mike had never been in a gang.”