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Grieving father marks tribute for son
Grieving father marks tribute for son

New Port Richey, Florida -- It was a packed house Sunday night at Rudy's Sports Bar in Largo as the family of Brandon Baker paid tribute to their fallen son.

Baker was killed March 6 in Palm Harbor after a controntation with another driver, Seth Browning, in the early morning hours.

Baker's sister lives in New Port Richey and wanted to raise money on behalf of her sibling to help with funding for funeral expenses, in addition to raising public awareness of Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law.

Baker was shot in East Lake's Boot Ranch neighborhood by Browning, who claimed he was standing his ground and says his life was threatened.

The case is currently under investigation by the state attorney's office to see whether or not charges will be filed against Browning.

Baker, deputies say, was unarmed at the time as the two young men got into a fight.

Baker's father, Kevin Lindsay, has been raising awareness in the case and says he will not give up fightng for his son.  He is currently waiting on the news of whether or not charges will be filed against Browning.  Lindsay has a petition circulating on the Internet.

"He did not have to die that night," says Lindsay. "I saw him there on the cement and my heart was broken. He did not have to die."

It is not yet known how much money was raised at the event which ran from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday night.  Seven bands were scheduled to perform Sunday night, which included My D'Vice, a band led by Baker's father.

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