"Trying to retaliate would not be beneficial," he said. "I want the shooting to stop. I love and miss my son, but he is cut off from the living. My hope is for the living to obtain some joy in life."
He prays for those involved in his son's death as well as for anyone seeking vengeance. He wants them to have full and happy lives. He wants them to live to see their children and grandchildren grow up.
"My prayer would be that they would get their life right with God and nobody do them harm and they live their life to fulfill their destiny," he said.
He prays for their souls.
Booker said he was a police officer in the 1970s but now spends his time as an evangelist preaching at various churches.
"They call me the Jesus man," he said.
Booker, 67, said he doesn't know if his son heeded advice to turn to God, something that could have happened within the last seconds of his life.
"I have seen miracles, signs and wonders," he said. "I pray to God that whoever reads this that would have had any involvement in retaliation for my son's death leave it alone and let the law take care of it. I ask for mercy and justice for all involved."
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