In This Spot
Standing in the spot where her son died a year ago, Janice Williams cried.
The winter wind flattened the tears as they traced down her cheek to her chin. She wiped them away. Standing there in front of a boarded-up gas station, in front of discarded tires and torn-apart pumps, she held tightly to a framed photo of her son, and she cried.
"My son was laying out here and all I could see was his feet," she said, and then she apologized for crying. "I'm just upset," she said.
David Nave, Jr., 19, was shot and killed at the vacant Shell station on Tara Boulevard, near the Mt. Zion intersection, on Nov. 27, 2007. He was shot three times by sheriff's deputies, who shouted "Stop running!" before they fired the fatal shots into Nave, according to witnesses. The day of the 19-year-old's death, Sheriff Victor Hill got on TV and said the shooting was justified, but now, a year has gone by and Williams is still waiting to see the evidence supposedly supporting that conclusion.
"I just don't understand why this had to happen, when he was doing so well," Williams said.
Read the full story @ the Clayton News Daily:
Questions unanswered, a year after shooting