Mother searching for answers one year after son killed

Mother searching for answers one year after son killed

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Anthony Smith’s mother says the day before her son died she had a hunch that something wasn’t right.

Not for any particular reason, but because there had been so many shootings in the city.

May 5th of last year her fear came true.

"His dad called me and he was like Lisa I need you to get up and get dressed. Go to the hospital. Anthony's been shot," Lisa Moore said.

It's the phone call no mother wants to get.

"They said. They said they did everything they could, but he didn't make it," Moore said.

It's been just over a year since Lisa Moore lost her son Anthony Smith, an aspiring rapper just over a month shy of his 21st birthday.

"He had a heart of gold," his mother said.

Memphis police say Smith was shot on Boston street near Park Avenue in Orange Mound.

Witnesses say three to four men drove up in a green Kia sedan and someone opened fire.

But Moore's mother is hearing a slightly different story - that it was a woman who lured him to the car and told him to go to the driver's side.

"They said he was leaning on the hood of the car talking to someone in the window and the guy that was on the driver's side shot him twice in the chest," Moore said.

“He was fighting very hard for us to put the guns down and come as the community and really love each other so for us to lose him and lose people like his is really hard,” Dimetrious Cook.

Smith was a part of the organization Guns Down in Orange Mound.

The outpouring of love just a couple of days after his murder showed how much he was loved.

But a year later no one has come forward to identify his shooter.

"I just need people to just talk. You know you saw it, just please say something, please I'm just begging," his mother said.

Memphis Police could not provide any new information... simply stating that this is an ongoing investigation.

If you have any information in this case you’re asked to call Memphis police or Crimestoppers at 528-CASH.

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