Mother of Homicide Victim Speaks Out

By: Amaka Ubaka Email
By: Amaka Ubaka Email

The mother of an 18-year-old girl who was shot and killed is speaking out, hoping that it will bring the killer to justice.

Tre'Veona Smith was shot early Sunday morning. Her mother, DelGracious Smith spoke with Channel Six about the loss of her only daughter.

“I’ll put it in the Lord's hands that's all I can do. Be strong like I'm trying to be, but it hurts real bad, it's a pain you can't describe.”

Tre’Veona spent the weekend with her great-grandmother at a house at 42nd and Browne. Smith says her daughter was sleeping when shots were fired through a window.

“She was in the bed and a bullet came through the window and shot my baby,” says Smith. "It was a drive-by it had to be, but my daughter was an innocent bystander, she doesn't do anything to anybody, she didn't deserve it at all.”

Tre’Veona who turned 18, one month ago Monday, was a senior at Northwest High School. Her mother says she was outgoing and loved to read.

“She was getting good grades in school, she was about to graduate,” says Smith. “She just turned 18 and she's gone just like that and part of me is gone cause that's my daughter.”

The loss has left Smith searching for answers as to who killed her daughter.

“I want the police to find who killed my baby, whoever killed my baby needs to pay for what they did to my daughter.”

Smith says her daughter had dreams of going to college and eventually being a lawyer. She leaves behind a 15-year-old brother.

Police haven't made any arrests yet. If you know anything about this crime call 402-444-7867.


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