Now, neighbors and police are working side-by-side searching for DeAngelo Turner's killer. A person of interest has been named in the case - Timothy Wright.
"They said I could never have kids and at 29, he was born, a Christmas baby." said Valerie Wilks. "And the devil took him away."
A mother shares her pain after her son was gunned down Tuesday at a Detroit BP gas station at 7305 Grand River.
"They have to find him, they have to. If they don't, I will. I want them to apprehend this young man named Sunny."
On Thursday a group of community activists came together, passing out flyers to help find the gunman.
Community Activist Malik Shabazz hit the streets with volunteers passing out fliers.
"We were asked by police to give them some assistance," he said. "To shake the bushes on this case."
And as these activists work for answers in this case, this mother says she is in search of her own answers.
"The chief of police has not reached out to me and right now I need some answers," Wilks said.
Turner served in the Navy and was a father. Wilks said he did not deserve to die at the hands of violence.
She wants gas station owners in the city of Detroit to be held accountable for the violence that takes place on their property.
"I fight for people's rights everyday and if they don't come forward and give my child some justice," she said. "We're going to shut down that gas station on Grand River."
Shabazz said when you see crime happen, "Don't snitch, just tell."
If you know anything about the shooting, contact Detroit police at (313) 596-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.