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Community holds fundraiser for teen killed shielding mom from bullet

A community is raising money to cover funeral expenses for a 17-year-old family says died protecting his mother from a bullet.

Marty Kent was shot and killed outside of his home when he jumped him front of his mother, reported.

“It just hurts us all because this money ain’t going to bring him back,” Shelby Robertson, a cousin of Kent told the website as the family searches for answers.

The money raised during the fundraisers will also go towards a reward for any information leading to an arrest in the case. Police are following leads for a possible green Jeep Cherokee believed to have been seen driving away from the scene.

"I don't know if anybody has seen their brother die right in front of them and his eyes close … I lost a big piece of my heart that night," David Kent, Marty’s brother told

The family is planning another car wash for Tuesday.

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