Mother of man fatally shot at funeral wants justice after son's death

- Joshua Lowman was on his way to a visitation for a friend outside a Detroit funeral home when his life suddenly came to an end in gunfire.
    
But there is new evidence that could help catch the killer who gunned him down outside Cantrell funeral home Thursday on Detroit's east side.

His mother Sharon Washington was right there as the shooting happened - and it is something she's replaying again and again in her mind.

"They came out and shot my son in my face," said Washington. "I didn't even know what to do."

Any mother would be lost; how do you pick up the pieces after seeing your 24-year old son shot in the chest.

"I could believe this was happening because we came there to pay our respects," Washington said.

Thursday afternoon Sharon Washington and her son Joshua Lowman were paying their respects to her godson, Javon Parker shot the week before on Nashville Street.

Parker was killed in what appeared to be a drive-by, while four others were also wounded but they survived. 

Police are calling Perez Smith a suspect, he's the 28-year-old man they are tracking down. Someone who allegedly came out of the funeral home pulled his gun and fired it...

"You shot him in my face," Washington said. "You didn't care about his mother."

On video, police think a red sedan seen on video is the getaway car. The car Smith allegedly used to flee the scene after killing Lowman in cold blood.

"If anybody knows where he is, please let the police know," said Neicy Alexander, Joshua's friend. 

Right now, Lowman's mother and family are raising money through GoFundMe to plan a funeral - for a man who just wanted to say goodbye to his friend. Now his family has to say goodbye to him.

"I am so lost for words," Washington said. "Now I've got to bury my son."

Whether the shootings of Parker and Lowman are connected is something that right now police are asking - and as of now, they don't have an answer. One thing for certain, they are looking for the vehicle and suspect.

CLICK HERE if you would like to donate to the family's GoFundMe account to pay for Lowman's funeral.
 

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