Kim Jones says her son, 14-year-old Dayvion Jones, had simply kissed her on the cheek and took the trash out when she heard the gunshots.
Columbus police say it was on Hazelwood Highway the place 14-year-old Dayvion Jones misplaced his life Sunday.
His mom, Kim, says he had simply kissed her on the cheek and took the trash out when she heard the gunshots.
“When you don’t know already, he’s an angel now and all that regarded out for him and beloved him…he’s going to look down and shine all on you,” she mentioned.
They’re the phrases of a mom with a damaged coronary heart going by the unimaginable.
“I simply wish to name his title and he stroll by my door proper now,” she mentioned.
Her requires Dayvion are adopted by a deafening silence, realizing he’s not ever going to reply her.
Sunday afternoon, Columbus Police have been known as to Hazelwood Highway after studies of gunshots and somebody mendacity on the street.
“Dayvion,” she mentioned. “I miss him a lot.”
It was moments after Dayvion stepped exterior.
“We hear gunshots,” she mentioned. “And, we’re like ‘Oh, my God, is someone taking pictures at our home’? That is how shut it was.”
She panicked and ran by the home in search of her son. The entire time, she says, she knew.
“I received within the automobile and it’s like my automobile wouldn’t drive quick sufficient and once I received there the police, all of them was pulling up however my son was in the midst of the road face down, lifeless,” she mentioned.
Police say Jones was strolling on Hazelwood Highway when he was confronted by a bunch of males in a stolen SUV. It was throughout a confrontation police say one of many males pulled out a gun and shot Jones.
He was taken to Riverside Methodist Hospital the place he died.
The lads drove away from the scene and crashed close to the intersection of Tamarack Boulevard and Forest Village and ran from the crash scene, in keeping with police.
Kim says Dayvion was on home arrest and probation stemming from a battle that occurred final 12 months.
“No, he wasn’t good,” she mentioned. “I ain’t gonna sit right here and attempt to let you know, ‘oh, I had this good son.’ No. Nobody is ideal. However, he couldn’t have by no means accomplished one thing to someone so unhealthy that you’d wish to take his life.”
Imperfections, she says, are what made her son who he was. She known as him “Moosie,” a nickname from when he was born after weighing virtually 10 kilos.
Kim says Dayvion had a fantastic smile and a humorousness. He may rap and dance. She says there was a lot greater than his imperfections and that’s what made him good.
“Dayvion was every part to all people that he touched,” she mentioned.
Dayvion Jones was the 18th murder in Columbus in 2021. Kim, although, remembers him for a unique quantity, being the youngest of her six youngsters.