When a police officer in Mississippi responded to a fatal shooting Sunday morning, the victim turned out to be her 20-year-old son.
“We initially responded to the call, not knowing when I made it over there, the person was going to be my son that was laying there,” Officer Laquandia Cooley of Hazlehurst, Mississippi, said.
When Cooley arrived at the scene she found her son, Charles Stewart Jr., was lying in the street, having been fatally shot in the head.
“As we get out, I look and I was like, ‘This is my son, this is my son,’” Cooley said. “So, I literally just go into a break down you know? Like, why? Who would do this to my son?”
Hazlehurst Police Chief Darion Murray said there are no suspects in the case at this time. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has taken over the investigation because the case involves an officer’s family member.
Stewart’s father Charles Stewart Sr. said that he couldn’t imagine who could have shot his son.
“It’s traumatizing for the whole family,” Stewart said. “We’re just trying to cope day to day. Just trying to figure out why this happened and who could have did this.”
The events surrounding the shooting are not known at this time.