Mother seeks answers in son's shooting death

by: Amy Napier Viteri Updated:

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ATLANTA - A mother is making a desperate plea for information in her son's slaying nearly six months after his death.

Police said someone shot and killed 21-year-old Jordan Timmy Ashley on Danforth Road in August of 2012 as he walked home from the bus stop.

Carlyn Ashley told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri a part of her still expects to see Timmy walk through the front door.

"The reality is that he's not. But in my mind, I just can't face that reality of him not ever coming back," Ashley said.

Atlanta police said in August that Ashley appeared to be the victim of a robbery when someone shot him and stole his backpack.

He was walking home after work when he was shot, less than a mile from the southwest Atlanta home he shared with his mother.

"What makes it worse is that I've got to pass that place every single day," Ashley said. "It was such a senseless crime. My son didn't deserve to die. He had nothing."

Police said the shooting may be linked to another robbery that happened around the same time, also on Danforth, and sent Channel 2 sketches of two men they said could be behind both crimes.

Ashley told Viteri she believed Timmy tried to run from whoever robbed him.

The irony, she said, is there was nothing of value inside his stolen bag.

"And somebody that's responsible for taking my son's most valuable possession, which was his life, is still running around out there," Ashley said.

Ashley said she wanted to make a plea as a mother to anyone with information about her son's death to come forward and help her family have justice.

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS.