'I Love You': North Carolina mom’s last words to kids after she was fatally shot while protecting them during home invasion
Authorities in North Carolina are on the lookout for two people who had broken into a Monroe home and killed a mother in front of her five children on Friday, July 12, morning.
Lucero Sosa Capote, the mother of five, lost her life while protecting her children during the break-in. The Monroe police have confirmed that Lucero "was killed from a gunshot wound".
The police further said that two of the children had also sustained minor injuries during the attack. According to the police, the two men then fled the scene.
One of the intruders was a black male while the other one was a white man, police say.
It was reported that both intruders were wearing what seemed to be gray jogging pants. According to the police statement, the black male was wearing a black hoodie and the white male was wearing a green hoodie. "Both subjects were wearing some type of cover over their faces during the incident and were heard demanding money," the statement added.
While speaking to WBTV, Lucero's son- Leonardo Sosa said that she "was the best mom" and also remembered her last words to them.
The 12-year-old child shared, "The last words she said to me were ‘I love you'. It was wrong, for someone to do that, to my own mother. I always told her, I’d say that me and my dad would always protect her." Lucero's brother, Jason Sosa shared that his sister was a very generous and religious woman who loved her children dearly.
Jason added that nobody had any problems with her and that she was very nice to everyone. "She was always so happy," he shared. Lucero's five children are all below 13 years of age. "This isn’t right … you took the mother of five kids, it’s not right," her brother continued. "You didn’t have to do that."
The police have asked anyone with any information related to the case to contact the Monroe Police Department at (704) 282-4700 or Union County Crime Stoppers at (704) 283-5600.