A mom, who was believed to pregnant, was shot and killed while making a grocery store run in Alabama. According to WEAR, the man believed to have shot the mother has been reported as the father of her older children.
Twenty-eight-year-old Lavon McCreary was shopping at a Pic-N-Sav when a gunman came into the store and took McCreary’s life. McCreary was a mom-of-two, with reportedly one on the way. Her children witnessed the shooting.
A motive as to why the father of her children would want to take her life has not yet been reported. In an interview with WEAR, McCreary’s cousin Lacedric Goldman said:
“She was a great person, man. Every time you see her, she’s smiling beautiful soul inside and out. She didn’t bother nobody. She’d go home to take care of her kids, she didn’t bother nobody. Every time you see her, she’s smiling.”
The Mom’s Aunt Believes Her Niece’s Death Was an Act of Domestic Violence
Following the shooting, a suspect identified as Micheal Mitchell was taken into police custody. Although police have not confirmed Mitchell’s alleged connection to McCreary, the late mother’s aunt told WEAR that Mitchell is the father of the children who survive her.
However, McCreary’s aunt, Josephine Wyatkins, also told WEAR that she didn’t believe Mitchell was the father of her unborn child and feared things would come to this.
“You just got to look out for domestic violence, these people you never know what they’re going to do.”
According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, “on average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.”
The Hotline also reports that “females ages 18 to 24 and 25 to 34 generally experienced the highest rates of intimate partner violence.” The National Domestic Violence Hotline is here to help anyone in a violent relationship come up with a safety plan.
Please, if you or someone you know is in need of this help, call the hotline at 1-800-799-7233.
According to AL.com, Mitchell faces three murder charges. One for the shooting death of McCreary, the other for the mom’s unborn child, and the third for shooting McCreary in front of her two other children.
Mitchell has not yet entered a plea. The investigation into the deadly shooting is still ongoing.
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