Mother makes tearful plea for help to solve son's murder

Mother makes tearful plea for help to solve son's murder

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Three months after a man was gunned down at a North Charleston apartment complex, his mother is making a plea for help to solve the case

Twenty five year old Antonio McCullough was visiting an acquaintance at Collins Park Villas on March 20, when police say two men came out of nowhere and started shooting.

McCullough ran for cover under a pickup truck.

But it was too late, he died.

"I don't know what happened, that's why I'm on the news today," said McCullough's mother Shareen Capers.

Capers says her son served five years in prison and promised to turn his life around after he was released.

"He was home for one year and 20 days. They killed him six days before my birthday," she said. "I was his friend, I was his mom."

She says it's memories of her son that keeps her strong.

"He keeps me going. He would want for me to be strong. He would want for me to keep smiling."

What bothers this mom most, is not knowing who killed her son.

She's sure someone knows who did it.

"I think they're afraid for their life," Capers said. "I think it's all about money. Money it the root of all evil and this is what we're dealing with, the evil part of it."

McCullough's murder has even affected his eight year old cousin.

"He was our heart. He cared about us very much. He loved us. Now that he's gone, we're very hurt," said Jalaya Capers.

They are hurt and at the same time hoping McCullough's murder will be solved, soon.

"Somebody please come forward, not just for my son's murder, for all the other murders that's gone unsolved," Shareen Capers said.

A North Charleston Police spokesman said Tuesday, there are no leads, but detectives are still actively working the case.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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