It started out as an ordinary day.

Kevin had a job-related court appointment, after working a late shift the night before. That’s when he received a call from his estranged wife, Carla Brame. She told him that his two sons, Antonio, 8, and Dominique, 5, wanted to see him. Rosemary told Dateline that “Kevin would never want to miss an opportunity to spend time with [his kids].”

"I had said to come around the house for dinner, but the boys wanted to go to Roosters, their favorite restaurant," Rosemary recounts, "So they came to the house around 7:00 or 7:30 p.m."

It was a school night, so Kevin had to return the boys to their mother’s house by 8:30 p.m. However, Rosemary, her ex-husband Gerry, their daughter Karen Brame, Kevin and his boys, were all gathered to celebrate Gerry’s birthday, and the boys did not end up leaving the party until shortly after 8:30 p.m.

The next thing that Rosemary knew, she was receiving a call from Carla at 8:59 p.m., who said Kevin had gotten shot in her yard.

He had just dropped the kids off and was walking back to his car, when he was shot in the back.

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