Rivers on life support

Shooting victim Ronald Rivers, 28, is on life support at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. His family says it has now come down to a decision of how long to keep him on the machine that’s keeping him alive.
Ronald’s brother, 34-year-old Raymond Rivers told The Reporter on Thursday his brother is in a really “critical condition”.
He explained that both of his brother’s kidneys have failed, he has already suffered two strokes, and two heart attacks.
KHMH doctors, Raymond explained, have already said that there is not much more that can be done to save Rivers’ life.
“Basically Ronald gone, but he will not be forgotten,” said his brother.
Rivers said that his family is still planning to proceed with the barbecue sale on Friday. On Saturday, however, the family will have to decide how many more days they can afford to keep him on the $500-a-day life support.
On Monday, March 4, around 10:30 a.m., two men rode up on bicycles and shot Ronald Rivers in the face, while he was fixing his Ford Escape SUV at the UNO Gas Station on Youth for the Future Drive.
Quick police response led to the arrest of Lloyd King, 18, an unemployed man of a Mayflower Street address.
Police searched and found a rusty .38 special revolver in King’s pocket.
He was arrested and charged with keeping an unlicensed gun and ammunition.
On March 6, King pleaded guilty to the two firearm offences when he was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith, who sentenced him to 5 years for both offences, stipulating that the sentence is to run concurrently
On the same day that he pleaded guilty to the gun charges, King was taken back to court before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer, who arraigned him on charges of attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm and dangerous harm.
Police have not been able to establish a motive for the shooting.

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