"Somebody shoots my dad in front of me, and sometimes, in life, you don't realize you've been through all this stuff when you have a good family and you have a reason to care and work hard," he said. "But when you don't have anybody, you end up as one of them in crime or [as] killers. I'm glad my mama always took care of me. She never allowed us to go in a bad direction, and here we are. When we go to Venezuela now, we see 14-year-olds really serious about crime. [Lawmakers] have reduced the crime a little bit, but it is still there."