The pain of losing his teenage son is still so fresh for Lawrence Guidry he broke down minutes after holding a press conference.
Two things prompted the grieving fathers to face the media.
To plead to partygoers and demand more from Harris County homicide detectives.
"I have not spoken to anyone other than when they came and told my ex-wife that my daughter's dead," said Terrance Shepherd. "Other than that we have not spoken with them yet."
Guidry says his other son who survived the shooting hasn't even been interviewed by detectives.
But a sheriff's department spokesperson says that's false, they've taken a sworn statement from Guidry's son Kenneth.
"I don't think they want the truth," Guidry said. "I think they want to deal with what they have and blaming who they have is easier than searching for someone else."
"Both of these fathers deserve a visit from your agency to at least update them on what they're doing whats happening and at least somebody who they can call up and speak to if they have questions," said community activist Quanell X.
The shooting, which now appears to be gang related has threats being made against partygoers who talk to the cops.
To combat the no-snitch policy Quanell X is offering protection to anyone who supplies him with pertinent information .
He's also offering a 2000 dollar reward out of his own pocket for the names of the shooters.
"We will personally help protect you no matter who the gang is no matter who they are," Quanell X said. "We will protect you with our lives."
"I ask everyone who was at that party to come forward," Shepherd said.
"And I ask them to think about their own fathers and mothers," Guidry said. If it were them laying, them gone and how they would want someone to give answers to their mother and their father."
Meanwhile the sheriff's department vehemently denies the fathers allegations about the investigation and stands by the detectives 100 percent.