Antonio Smith, 9, was fatally shot in Chicago’s Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood and his heartbroken family is searching for answers, reports ABC7Chicago.com.
“My baby, he was a good kid. He was a mama’s boy. He stayed up under me. He called me every day. I’m at work, ‘Mama, I love you. Mama, can I have this. Mama, can I have that,’” mother Brandi Murry said. “My boy, he was just an angel.”
Smith was going to be entering the 4th grade in two weeks. Instead, religious leaders, lead by Father Michael Pfleger, have raised $13,000 to help bring his killer to justice.
“We should be as outraged about that as Michael Brown in Ferguson,” Pfleger said. “At the end of the day, another black child is dead. And whatever the excuse somebody may have done that for, unacceptable.”
Murry said she called police to report her son missing when he wasn’t at home when she got off work.