02/21/2015 12:11 EST | Updated 04/22/2015 05:59 EDT

James Enright's death leaves friends shocked

James Enright's friends are still having a hard time believing the 27-year-old has died. 

Last Sunday, police say one of his friend's was involved in an altercation outside the Edmonds Skytrain station in Burnaby, B.C. sometime around 1.a.m. PT on Feb.15. and Enright stepped in to help. 

According to officers, Enright was just at the wrong place, at the wrong time, but was trying to do the right thing.

His friends say Enright's courage in the face of danger just goes to show the strength of his character.

The Campbell River man had struggled with drugs and he had been recently released from jail for robbery, but he was working to turn his life around. 

"As soon as I found out what happened and that he was protecting someone when he was killed, the first thing I said was it was a James-way to go," said his friend Stacey Sandholm. 

"We all have our struggles and demons in the past, including myself, but he was strong and he was courageous and he was just pushing through. He had such a good heart that it was just trying so hard to come out." 

Sandholm said she wants the world to know that Enright was a caring and gentle person.

"He was always there when you needed him. He would give you the shirt of his back," she said.   

Watch the video to hear more about Enright.