INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The mother of a murdered teenager wants to know who killed her son and why.
Police found 17-year-old Daymarko Tolefree shot to death inside a car on the cityâ€™s near east side Tuesday afternoon.
â€śIâ€™m thinking all of it is a dream, but itâ€™s not a dream. Itâ€™s so true and I donâ€™t even know what to do,â€ť said Barbara Tolefree, Daymarkoâ€™s mother.
Tolefree was a high school junior. IPS officials confirmed Tolefree was a student, but due to the ongoing investigation, did not disclose what school he attended. Tolefreeâ€™s family says the teenager had goals.
â€śNext year, he said he was going to start playing football,â€ť his mother said.
Tolefree’s mother believes her son knew the person who pulled the trigger. Police havenâ€™t released a reason behind the deadly shooting, only saying it wasnâ€™t random.
â€śNow I just want justice for my son. I just want to know who did it and for them to get him because I will never get my baby back. Ever,â€ť she said.
The shooting was the cityâ€™s sixthÂ shooting in less than 24 hours.Â Barbara Tolefree tells CBS4 that the family moved last summer from Illinois to Indianapolis.
â€śWe moved away from the violence, we thought. I mean, itâ€™s everywhere but I was trying to get my baby away from it,â€ť she said.
Tolefree’s family says he was outgoing, funny and excited to graduate next year.
â€śDaymarkoâ€™s a good kid. He made good grades in school. He loved going to school. Heâ€™s not a troubled child. He donâ€™t bother nobody,â€ť she said.
A heartbroken mother is left begging for help.
â€śI just want justice for my son, please anybody, anybody know anything please come forward. I know somebody knows something, I know it.â€ť
Thursday evening, friends and family are holding a candlelight vigil at 10th and Tecumseh.Â Itâ€™s set to start at 5 pm.Â Friends and family are asking everyone to wear blue, the teen’s favorite color.