Community rallies to help find pregnant woman's killer

- A community is rallying together in search of answers after a 21-year-old pregnant woman was shot to death in her driveway. Police say as of right now they haven't figured out a motive and there are no suspects.

"If you can't step forward and you got some information and not saying something about it, shame on you," said Teferi Brent, a community activist. "As far as I'm concerned you pulled the trigger."

And about 20 volunteers hit the street in hopes of getting answers about the deaths of Bionka Lyons and her unborn son, Carter.

"Her father and I grew up together," said Stephen Tinnie, a longtime family friend. "They need to find this guy. I mean, she's a baby. She was 21 years old, just getting off work, coming home. It doesn't make any sense, man."

For some, the search for Bionka's killer is a family affair.

"It's easy for us to just stay home and say we want to make a difference, but we also have to be out in the community showing that we can band together to make a difference," said Michelle Dawson, a volunteer. "And I know my son is small right now but I'm building a foundation so when he gets older, he can also reach back and help others in the community as well."

Volunteers passed out Crime Stoppers flyers in the neighborhood where Bionka was gunned down.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 dollar reward for information that leads to an arrest. You will remain anonymous and you won't have to show up in court. If you have information call 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

Bionka's death is just one of many senseless crimes in recent days.

A 24-year-old mother of two was gunned down last week. Her 3-month-old son was with her when it happened but survived.

Tuesday morning, an 81-year-old man was shot, robbed and carjacked while leaving a convenience store.

"It's extremely important that we show solidarity and visibility in our community," said Raina Baker, a volunteer. "And say, no you can't kill a woman in the community, you can't kill a woman who’s pregnant."

FOX 2: "Where do things stand now?"

"It's still wide open at this point," said Cmdr. Todd Bettison. "(I'm) just proud the community is out standing with us, and you can see that they're standing up and they're seeking information."


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