A Houston mother is pleading for the men responsible for the death of her infant son to turn themselves in.
“You’re going to get God either way,” Aliyah Scott told KTRK after last week’s shooting outside her home. “Please, just please, go to the police or someone.”
On Wednesday, 10-month-old Messiah Justice Marshall was shot while in his 22-year-old father’s arms, according to the Houston Police Department. The child’s father was taking out the trash and helping him walk when three suspects approached them, police said.
After an argument ensued, one of the suspects began “firing indiscriminately” at the father, who picked up his son and ran, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said in a press conference later that day. They continued to fire at the father
Messiah was pronounced dead at the scene. His devastated mother described him as a bright boy who loved to listen to Bruno Mars and watch the children’s show “Paw Patrol.”
“He was something special,” she said. “He showed me the true meaning of unconditional love.”
Acevedo vowed to find the “cowards” who killed the young boy.
“His journey was cut short by cowards who have absolutely no respect for the sanctity of life,” Acevedo said.
Acevedo also called upon the “law-abiding” and “God-fearing” residents of the Nob Hill Apartments, where the shooting took place, to come forward with any information.
“There are people in that complex that saw what happened,” he said. “There are people that are gonna watch this press conference that know what happened. There are people that know who these cowards are, and I’m calling on you.”