A San Francisco mother, whose son was murdered seven years ago, said Wednesday that she'll never give up hope of finding his killer.
Aubrey Abrakasa was 17 years old when he was shot and killed on August 14, 2006, outside his home at Grove and Baker streets.
“I didn't get to say bye and I didn't get to tell him I loved him. I didn't get to say anything, he died alone,” said Paulette Brown.
Abrakasa had just left the house, when he saw a group of men in the crowded street. Two of them had guns.
“He came out into the street and said, run, run, and everybody ran. And the person who was left was my son,” said Brown.
Abrakasa was in the middle of the street, and was shot 30 times.
Brown comes back to the scene every year, for prayer, and to seek justice.
This year she was joined by police who seek information in the case, and by Elsa Casillas, who also lost a son to homicide. The San Francisco mayor's office has authorized $250,000 rewards in each killing.
“I've been wondering since 7 years ago why this hasn't been solved,” said Casillas.
Brown says she'll go to the scene every year, for as long as it takes.
“I'm tired. I'm tired of being tired. But I can't stop,” said Brown.
Brown has used the tragic death of her son to bond with other mothers seeking justice, and to seek restrictions on sales of the type of semi-automatic weapon used to kill Aubrey.
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