The death of her 20-year-old son was reportedly discovered by a police officer who responded to the site of a shooting in Mississippi over the weekend.
The Hazlehurst Police Department was sent to the scene of a gunshot in the city at about 2 am on Sunday, and a body was reported in the road. The officer on duty had no knowledge that her own son had been pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
“We initially responded to the call, not knowing when I made it over there, the person was going to be my son that was laying there,” Laquandia Cooley reportedly said of her son, Charles Stewart Jr. “As we get out, I look and I was like, ‘This is my son, this is my son.’ So, I literally just go into a break down you know? Like, why? Who would do this to my son?”
According to reports, no suspects have been identified in the shooting of her son. The majority of his closest friends sent him nice messages about how he aspired to be a basketball player.
“I couldn’t even believe what I was seeing,” the mother and Hazlehurst police officer continued. “I was seeing my own son laying there on the ground dead. It was pretty much a panic. It was just, it was too much”.
His father Charles Stewart shared with reporters that his 20-year-old was a good individual and that his passing was “traumatizing for the whole family.”
“We’re just trying to cope day to day. Just trying to figure out why this happened and who could have did this,” he shared with WLBT.