Mother Of Suspect Shot By Police Searching For Answers
The mother of one of the men killed by police gunfire after a robbery is looking for answers.
Qusean Whitten and Elisha Glass were shot by police after a robbery at the Dollar General near Alum Creek Drive.
"I raised him, I covered his boo-boos, I took him to the emergency room when he had allergy reactions," said Carla Boone about her son Quesean.
Boone shakes and cries as she looks at old pictures and remembers her only son.
"He was a good boy, he was a good kid, from growing up, he was honor roll student, always perfect attendance," said Boone.
Boone is a single mom, raising Qusean and an autistic daughter. She also struggles with a severe heart condition and lupus.
"I got this illness that I'm fighting every day, I try to do my best," said Boone.
She says Whitten took a rebellious turn in high school, didn't want to follow her rules, went to live with his dad a year ago then ran away. He had just gotten back in touch in August.
"He said he'd seen enough and he was ready to change," Boone said. "He was going to school and he was working."
So the news of Whitten's death cut Boone to the core. He was shot to death by police fire, accused of being involved in a robbery.
"I still don't believe that he did it," said Boone.
Police haven't said how Whitten was involved in the crime. Boone didn't know any of the men he was with. She had just talked to him, their last conversation was about what she wanted for her birthday.
"All I want is to see you and stuff and I want you to spend the whole day with me," said Boone. "I wanted to hold him, and before I could even hold him, I lost him."
Officers arrested two other suspects.
Aarin Clinkscale, 20, faces a robbery charge and Savon Dearmond, 17, is charged with robbery and two counts of murder.