30-year-old Anthony DeWayne King killed in a weekend shooting off Crawford Avenue (WRDW-TV, August 6, 2012)
News 12 at 11 o'clock / Monday, Aug. 6, 2012
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- New details have been released in the weekend shooting that killed 30-year-old Anthony DeWayne King.
It happened on Crawford Avenue just after 11 p.m. Friday.
King was found behind a funeral home in a wrecked car with a gunshot wound to his chest.
Investigators say it was not drug or gang-related.
King's mother, Janice Jones, described her son: "He was a son, a brother and a father, and when my son's life got taken away, he had just turned 30 years old."
Jones says, in her worst nightmare, she would never dream of burying her youngest son.
"I can't get my son back, I'm not going to see my child anymore," she said.
Three young children will not be seeing their father, either.
"How can you tell a 3-year-old child that she can't talk to her father on the phone anymore?" said his sister, Shalanda Jenkins.
This, after investigators say two teens shot King in what was possibly an attempted car jacking Friday night.
They say when King tried to leave, his injuries caused him to wreck in the back of a funeral home.
"I am told that after the shooting and he got in his car to try to get away, they were still shooting and chasing," Jones said.
What led up to the shooting is still unclear, but what this family is sure about is that an act of violence has left them with a void.
"You realize he's gone and he's not coming back, and it hurts so bad," Jenkins said.
Jones said, "Just to imagine seeing my son laying up there in that casket and I know I am not going to see him anymore, that hurts me more than anything."
A son, described as a hard worker, whose life was cut short, investigators say, at the hands of a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old.
Jenkins said, that if convicted, "I want them to do time, I want them to do life. Just like the life they took, I want them to spend the rest of theirs in jail."
Investigators have surveillance video that has been able to help them piece together what happened.
Jenkins said she has heard this had ties to the First Friday shooting, but investigators will not confirm that.
Meanwhile, the teenagers accused in this are in the Augusta YDC, charged with murder.
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