• Community throws birthday party for boy who lost grandfather in Forsyth shooting

    By: WFTV Web Staff

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    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A community pulled together Tuesday to make sure a young boy whose grandfather was gunned down in a workplace shooting still got to celebrate his birthday.

    Jeff Roberts was shot and killed inside Fiamma Inc. by John Robert Neumann, deputies said.

    Neumann shot and killed four others before turning the gun on himself.

    Watch: Family says Jeff was a loving husband and grandfather 

    Roberts was supposed to celebrate his grandson’ Alex’s 11th birthday the next day.

    His wife, Tammy Roberts, said she could never have imagined when she said goodbye to her husband Monday morning that it would be the last time she spoke to him.

    Victims: What we know about those killed in the Forsyth shooting

    When managers at Dave & Busters heard about Alex and his loss, they welcomed his family and friends with a birthday party, complete with video games, food and cake. 

    How to help: GoFundMe for Jeff Roberts' family

    Channel 9 anchor Nancy Alvarez, who is friends with the Roberts family, shared their story on social media. 

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