Grieving mother speaks out after son killed in drive-by shooting

By: Shelby Sansone

A mother is grieving after someone called and asked to harvest her son's tissues, however, she was not made aware her son was dead.
“Then I get a phone call before the detectives make it here asking for my babies tissues,” she said. “I said is he? I never knew that he was not here. I never knew I had a deceased child.”

She said he was a vibrant person.

“He was the love of my life,” she said. “He was my baby.”

Officers responded to the call in the 5900 block of Park at St. Francis Hospital early Saturday morning around 1 a.m. 

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Police said the victims were riding in a Honda Civic on Cherry Road when a gray Nissan Maxima pulled up and fired multiple shots into the car.

15-year-old Jaheim Walker was pronounced dead at the scene. The other juvenile victim, a 16-year-old, was airlifted to Regional One in critical condition. Treyon Walker, age 18, is in non-critical condition after being shot in his right side. The oldest victim, a 19-year-old was not injured.

Treyon told FOX13 he is in shock, and he and his brother were very close.

“My best friend,” he said. “I took him everywhere. I left the house, he left the house.”

He said he has a message to the people picking up weapons across the city.

“It’s not worth it bro,” he said. “Imagine if your little brother died, your little sister, your little cousin. You’d be feeling the same way I’m feeling right now.”

The victims are believed to have known the suspects, according to police.

No one is in custody at this time. 




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