"He has never gotten into trouble with the law or with anything else," said one of his sisters, Clayeisha Young, 23, of Jackson.
Vicci Smith, Edmond’s mother said he was shy around anyone outside of family until joining the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps at Jim Hill High School.
"It seemed like his instructors brought out the best in him. I was shocked at the way he transformed," she said. She said her son served as mentor, starting a youth ministry for children.