Brave 9-year-old helps police track down killer who shot his mother multiple times in front of him
Authorities said that the child made his statement to the officials and said that Evans shot his mother after an argument and then walked out before returning and shooting again
A nine-year-old boy from Georgia reportedly assisted in identifying his mom's killer, which landed the accused in prison, according to authorities. The boy succeeded in identifying the killer as the child had witnessed his mother being shot and killed in front of him. The accused, identified as Darius Deandre Evans, of Lake City was arrested on Sunday morning in Lovejoy after a six-hour manhunt for him. According to the Clayton County Sheriff's Office, Evans stands accused of shooting a woman multiple times inside an apartment in Lake City on Saturday.
Authorities said that the child presented his statement to the responding officials and said that Evans shot his mother after an argument and then walked out of the apartment. The boy added that the accused, after walking out, returned and shot her again.
The victim, who has not been identified yet, was rushed to the hospital, however, she was pronounced dead later, according to the New York Post.
The woman’s son “made it clear” to deputies that he wanted the man responsible for killing his mother apprehended https://t.co/IqHHZ058eV— New York Post (@nypost) October 15, 2018
An advisory released by sheriff officials said that ever since the incident the child "made it clear" to the deputies attending the case that he wanted the accused responsible for his mother caught and thrown in prison. The advisory added that the boy rode along with Clayton County Sheriff Victor Jill to show the authorities where he believed the accused might have fled. Officials said that nearly six hours after searching for the accused, the Fugitive Squad in Lovejoy apprehended Evans and arrested him.
"The 9-year-old made it clear that he wanted the man who killed his mother caught and was even brave enough to ride with the Sheriff to show him where he thought Evans may have fled. Sheriff Victor Hill called in his elite Fugitive Squad which sparked a manhunt that lasted 6 hours until Evans was apprehended at a location in Lovejoy this morning," the advisory stated.
"The Sheriff plans to ask the courts for the maximum penalties for Evans while he now faces the wall at Georgia’s toughest para-military jail," it added.
Reports state that Evans stands accused on charges of aggravated assault and murder with malice. According to jail records, Evans bond amount has not yet been set as of Monday afternoon and he is being held at a Clayton County prison.