Family and friends gather to remember victim of deadly stalemate in Tulsa

The family of Tulsa’s mother, who was killed in the stalemate a few days ago, has lost their loved one.

The woman’s family and friends held a balloon release in her memory on Sunday evening near the 63rd and MLK.

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“She grew up here. This is where she grew up and this is where she loved being with her family and community,” Sherry West said.

Loved ones Reanna Moya says her family should not be sad, but it will take some time for them to reach that state.

“It’s a celebration of love and peace,” West said.

This Easter Sunday was a tragedy as loved ones remembered Reanna Moya.

“Right now we’ll have to go through this. You know, I’m standing in the gap here for my family, her mother, her siblings and her children,” West said.

Her friends and family released purple and white balloons into the air in colors that symbolized victims of domestic violence.

Moya’s loved ones say that Moya is soft, sweet and has a very big heart.

“She’s a very beautiful soul. She’s always smiling. She’s very nice,” said Robert Edwards, Stephdad.

“She’s only a loving supporter of anyone she knows can help,” West said. “She raised her children with the utmost respect. She made sure to feed them. She did everything a young mother can do without a father.”

The family said Moya was a loving mother to a young boy and girl.

“Your mom takes good care of your children as much as she can. Just like she did to you,” West said.

Moya’s boyfriend Jujuan Ballard killed Moya on Wednesday afternoon during a four – hour standoff near the 4th and Sheridan, officials said.

“The way she left here is part of what we need to get through,” Edwards said.

Investigators say Ballard fired several shots at Moya’s brother as he tried to search his sister’s home.

ā€œIt was the result of love that turned out to be wrong,ā€ West said.

Moya’s son told firefighters that his mother was bleeding in the bathroom and Ballard pulled a gun at them as they tried to get inside. Firefighters grabbed the child and ran.

Police said Ballard fired several shots at first responders through his windows during the stalemate and was shot in the arm by an officer.

Police say Ballard was shot once in the shoulder by a law enforcement officer.

He was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

“It’s a tragedy for both parties, for both families,” Edwards said.

“Reanna, you did your part. You did everything your mother instilled in you. Love. Wisdom. You did everything. You did nothing wrong,” West said.

Moya has been in school for 27 years, and wanted to go into the medical field before she was murdered.

“We lose everything. Smile. Love. Everything. We can lose nothing about her,” West said.

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