Brother remembers man killed in Kicker's Sports Bar & Grill shooting

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FLINT (WJRT) (5/16/2018) - "It's really hard," Jason Patrick said. "You wish that you could get certain moments back; and you know, be able to have one last conversation."

Vince Robinson's unexpected death has been extremely difficult for his family. Many of them were there the night he was shot.

His brother, Patrick explained, "My brother was not a trouble starter or anything like that, like I said he was hanging out. His fiance was there, his mom was there and other friends and family. He was just trying to have a good time and celebrate his birthday."

Robinson had turned 35-years-old the weekend before, on April 30th.

On Saturday, May 5th, his family had their monthly bowling outing. They decided to keep the party going well into the morning.

Around 1:45 a.m. Sunday, May 6th, Patrick said Robinson got pulled into an altercation on an outdoor deck at Kicker's Sports Bar and Girll. It ended in 48-year-old Darrell Hunter allegedly pulling out a gun and shooting Robinson and a 26-year-old woman.

Robinson was hospitalized for about a week and passed away on Saturday, May 12th.

"My brother didn't deserve what happened to him, you know over an argument," Patrick said. "When you result to gun violence, or you know, you make permanent decisions off of temporary emotions, it's just, it's a bad deal."

Patrick said he was able to visit his brother as he fought for his life this past week.

"I was able to kind of talk to him, he wasn't conscious or anything like that. You never know if he can actually hear, you hope that he could actually hear what I'm saying to him," he said.

Patrick added the immediate resort to gun violence needs to change.

"I hate that's how this City is oftentimes. People are afraid to have conversations or just argue, let it be that. Or, even at the worst, a fight," he explained.

Robinson leaves behind a fiancé and his 10-year-old son.

The alleged gunman, Hunter, has been charged with nine felonies. The Genesee County Prosecutor said they'll likely upgrade his charges to murder at a hearing Thursday.

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