A memorial fund has been established for Carl Breaux, 60, and Jacari Cook, 28, to help the immediate family with funeral expenses.
Donations can be made to The Carl Breaux and Jacari Cook Memorial Fund, Account Number 13597, Marin County Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 4218, San Rafael, CA 94913.
Cook and Breaux were shot and killed on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 while aiding a woman who was injured in a relationship dispute.
Cook’s mother, LaShawn Fourshey, is a manager at Burger King in Marin City, and heard about the shooting when she started her shift. Fourshey received the call that her son was shot, and ran to the scene to find her son Cook unresponsive. “I’m at a loss, he was doing so well,” Fourshey said.
Cook had enrolled in the Northern California Laborers Apprentices Program through the Phoenix Project in Marin City in 2011. The three week course taught Cook about construction safety and health, and certified him to be a work-zone safety/traffic controller, flagger and jackhammer operator.
With the help of the probation department, Cook joined the Local Laborers Union 291 and started working on various construction jobs in the Bay Area, one of which was the Rocky Graham Park project in Marin City.
Cook enjoyed his work and the positive change it made in his life, according to his mother.
Breaux is Cook’s father, and had just turned 60. Breaux cared for his son’s daughters, Antanasia and Jaliyah, and was involved with their education and schooling at the Women Helping All People Academy.
For more information on how to help, contact Felecia Gaston, Executive Director, Performing Stars/Phoenix Project at [email protected] or (415) 332-8316.