Mom demands answers in son's shooting death

by: Diana Davis Updated:

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CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. —

The mother of a 13-year-old burglary suspect shot and killed by a Clayton County officer spoke out for the first time on Wednesday afternoon.

Trevon Davis was shot by police on June 27 when they answered a burglary call at a home on Bonanza Church Road.

Now the boy's mother, LaKisha Davis, has put the county on notice that she'll sue for wrongful death.

Davis told Channel 2's Diana Davis, who is no relation, there are too many unanswered questions about what happened that day.

Police said the boy, along with three men, broke into the Bonanza Church Road home.

According to a police investigation, the teen pulled a gun before the officer shot him in the head.

Police said the gun turned out to be a BB gun.

The fatal wound the boy received raises concerns from the boy's mother.

"Why was he shot in the back of the head? (Police) are trained to be able to take someone down and not murder them, and my son was murdered," Lakisha Davis said.

The GBI's investigation is still pending. Meanwhile, Ms. Davis and her attorney, Mawuli Mel Davis, who is no relation to the family, said they want answers not only from the GBI, but from the county district attorney.

"I think the more people who look at it can examine the case so the more answers we can get," attorney Davis said. "The police don't get to decide who dies without some real sense of their lives being in danger. We still don't know when they saw the BB gun and in what position Trevon was in. Again what we can't ignore is he was shot in the back of the head."

When asked why her son was with the group of alleged burglars, Lakisha Davis said: "I'm thinking wrong place wrong time just deciding to go with the wrong person."