Mother Of Star Spencer Student Who Was Shot and Killed Speaks Out
MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma - A mother prepares to bury her only child after he was shot and killed walking home.
Police don't know why Christopher Johnson, a Star Spencer High student, was a target.
It's been nearly two weeks since Ayesha's Taylor's son was gunned down just blocks from his Midwest City home.
While police aggressively follow up on leads, the once single mother said she's relying heavily on her faith to get through the loss.
“I feel okay, I think. I mean, I've had better days, but God has given me strength, I'll say that,” said Christopher Johnson's mother, Ayesha Taylor.
Ayesha Taylor looks back at her son's life tragically cut short.
“Some of our little quirky moments that we would have, or just the, ‘I love you,' or just the ‘come and give me a kiss,' ‘come give your mamma a kiss,' you know, as he got older, he acted like he didn't want to give me a kiss, but I know he did,” said Taylor.
Her only child was found shot to death lying face down in the southbound lane of N. Spencer Road around 11:30 p.m. April 20th.
Police believe Chris collapsed in the roadway moments before someone saw his body and called 911.
“He was the joy of my life. He was my only son. I mean, we had good and bad days,” said Taylor. “He was a typical teenager.”
Many who knew Chris speak highly of him. He had no criminal record or recent runs in with police.
Ayesha and her family don't know why Chris was a target.
“Everybody is like really in shock, like Christopher? We've never heard him get into it with anybody,” said Taylor.
Midwest City Police are hoping a new lead will help them find Chris' killer.
They want to talk to the person driving a gray 4-door Ford Sport Trac.
The driver could be a witness to the shooting.
“Every opportunity that you get to just express your love for a child or your parent, just tell it,” said Taylor. “Because tomorrow's not promised. Tomorrow is not promised.”
Chris will be laid to rest Thursday morning.
If you have any information that could help lead police to a suspect, call Midwest City Police at 739-1306.