• Mother of Gwinnett man killed is looking for answers

    By: Kerry Kavanaugh


    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga - The mother of a Gwinnett County man shot and killed during a possible road rage incident is begging for information about those responsible.

    "If anyone out there who knows anything please contact the police department because you can't hide. What if this happened to your parents,” Raynell Wright said.

    Raynell spoke for the first time Friday, desperate for information that could solve her son's case.

    Demetrius Wright, 33, was gunned down in a possible road rage incident in March.

    Police say he was driving along Cheshire Bridge Road in Atlanta heading toward the on-ramp to I-85 north when someone opened fire on his car. He succumbed to his injuries three weeks later.

    "Coming home every night, and him not being there and just try to carry on with regular life has been very difficult,” said Alexia Laney.

    Alexia Laney was engaged to Demetrius Wright. They were planning their wedding.

    "I don't wish this on my worst enemy and it has torn my family apart,” Raynell Wright said.

    Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh asked police Leiutenant Charles Hampton what’s been the most frustrating part of the investigation.

    “Just, we have nothing," Hampton said. “It was a delayed death, so we are starting behind the eight ball.”

    Police said the shooter may have been driving a dark gray Pontiac Grand Prix.

    They're seeking any additional clues or tips that might help catch Demetrius Wright's killers and give this family some peace.

    "It's not going to bring him back,” Raynell Wright said. “At least there will be some kind of closure for my family. That's all I'm asking for."

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