Hundreds gathered on Saturday to remember 23 year old Bianca Davis of Cecilia who was shot in the head and killed on June 14, 2015 by a stray bullet while chaperoning a fundraising event at a St. Martinville nightclub.
Family members said Davis was a recent college graduate, a long time basketball player and Director of the Breaux Bridge Youth Sports Camp. Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Cecilia and many told of how Davis always stood out in a crowd, and was always willing to help anyone in need, especially the kids at the Youth Camp where she worked.
Davis was a point guard for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns women’s basketball team from 2010-2012. She finished her degree in education at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, where she helped the Lady Wildcats make their first appearance at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Women’s Basketball Championship.
The day after her death, police arrested 18-year-old twin brothers Jakil and Jamir Sophus, of New Iberia, in the shooting.
Jamir Sophus was booked on a count of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder, and is accused of firing the shot that killed Davis and injured her teen aged cousin.
Jakil Sophus was booked on a count of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated second-degree battery, is accused of firing the shots that injured Daijuan Stewart.