• 'How do you sleep at night?' Mother committed to finding son's killer

    By: Kristen Holloway


    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - DeKalb County police need your help finding a killer.

    Investigators say 24-year-old Tyrese Washington was shot and killed at the Polo Club apartment complex in Stone Mountain on Aug. 31.

    Tyrese Washington’s mother is heartbroken.

    She told Channel 2’s Kristen Holloway she is determined to find out who killed her son and why.

    Detectives told Holloway that Washington was staying with a friend who lived in the complex and they believe he was meeting someone in an empty apartment on the property. They want to find out who that person is.

    Police say just after midnight, Washington’s body was found near a playground behind a building at the complex after someone shot him multiple times in the head, killing him.

    “Not only did they shoot him, they left him in a park at 11:30 at night, and they took his phone so what goes through my mind is, ‘how long did he lay there?’ If he has his phone could he have called to save his own life. You didn’t just take his kids you took his life line,” his mother, Latrice Cushion said. 


    “He was good person and a good kid,” Cushion said. “I can’t imagine anybody that he had issues with that would want to do something like to him.”

    “We have phone evidence that is pointing us in the direction of a certain individual,” said DeKalb County Sgt. Lynn Shuler. “The witnesses all heard four to five gunshots and saw multiple people running in different directions. We don’t know if those people are involved in the crime or not but we would like to talk them.”

    Cushion said she just wants some sort of closure and has a message for the killer.

    “How do you sleep at night? I don’t know what the circumstances are for you taking my son but there’s nothing that justifies you taking someone’s life,” Cushion said. 

    You can help police bring this criminal to justice. You can call Crimestoppers at 404-577-8477. You could receive a cash reward.

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