SAN ANTONIO -- The cycling community is coming forward to help kids after a teen who stole a bike was fatally shot.
ROLL Models SATX founder Dante Jones runs a youth organization that's dedicated to helping kids aged 5 to 18.
"We teach them different life skills and life lessons while doing activities that involve rolling. ROLL actually stands for respect, obedience, love and leadership," Jones said.
Jones is willing to provide supplies and classes for any child who wants to learn how to build or fix a bike.
"Building bikes, you get a lot of self esteem. You get over your self-doubt and you'll gain skills necessary to be able to start your own business," Jones said. "I'm sure what I have, what my friends have, we can donate to the cause to make sure nobody dies for stealing bikes. It just doesn't make any sense."
On Friday, San Antonio police said a teenager stole a bike from a store and used it to escape security. Police ended up fatally shooting him after they say he brandished a knife. Jones said he hopes his offer to help kids will deter bike thefts in the future. Another cycling group, the Wild Dawgs, is helping Jones in his cause.
"We'll help build bikes. We'll sit down with the kids and teach them how to work on their own bikes. They can bring their parents along to learn," said Richard Tamez, a Wild Dawgs member.
"I don't have a lot, my friends don't have a lot, but together, with all of my friends, we do have a lot. We have a lot of skills. We have a lot of knowledge. And we have a lot to give to the community. So the little bit we have, use it," Jones said.
If you would like to learn how to build or fix bikes, contact ROLL Models SATX on Facebook or e-mail Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.