Laquette Dunn wants the person responsible for killing her son brought to justice. She and Prince George’s County police detectives are asking the public’s help in identifying and locating the killer.
Dunn’s son, George Waymer Jr., 16, was fatally shot July 8, 2012 while playing basketball with his buddies in the 5700 block of Aspen Street in Fairmount Heights. Police believe robbery was the motive in the shooting.
“I do know that justice needs to be served and whoever did this to my son needs to be put away because they could very well do this to someone else’s child, or another person, and that’s not right,” Dunn said in a statement released by Prince George’s County police.
Detectives believe the culprits were traveling in a green Ford Crown Victoria that was observed in the neighborhood around the time of the shooting.
According to an obituary on Legacy.com, George, called Lil George by his family, was born in Washington D.C. and attended public schools in the District and Prince George’s.
When he was just 10 years old, he began a job sweeping floors at the Largo One Barbershop in Largo, where he eventually learned to cut hair. He attended the Virginia National Guard Commonwealth Challenge Youth Academy in Virginia Beach, Va. His favorite pro football team was the Baltimore Ravens and his dream was to attend the University of Miami to play college football in hopes that he would be drafted into the NFL, the obit said.
As is often the case with street violence, police investigators working on the case believe someone out there can help them identify and locate the suspect or suspects responsible for the killing.
“I believe somebody saw something out there,” said Detective Jeffery Eckrich. “I believe George and his friends weren’t the only people approached that night.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police homicide unit.
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