BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A chilling crime in North Baltimore leaves a family devastated. A young man shot in his car died trying to get help.
Adam May has emotional reaction from the victim’s family.
The family and police have minimal information on this crime. It’s unclear if the victim was targeted or killed by random violence.
Lamell Ausby, 22, was supposed to be getting new pictures of his son this Memorial Day weekend. Instead, his parents are planning a funeral.
“He did not deserve to die the way he did,” said Esther Causion, Ausby’s mother.
“It was my only boy. My heart is sad and broken,” said his father, Don Causion.
Early Saturday morning, Ausby was driving on Edgecomb Circle, a dangerous area where bullet holes from other crimes scar an apartment complex. A witness tells WJZ new gunfire seemed to come out of nowhere. Ausby hit the gas, but got stuck in a dead end. He turned around and sped out of the neighborhood.
Police pulled Ausby over for driving the wrong way down a one-way street. When he stopped his vehicle, he actually fell out of the car on the road, his body riddled with bullets. He told police he had no idea who shot him.
“As of yet, we have no information, nothing leading us to a suspect,” said Donny Moses, Baltimore City Police.
“My son was a good guy. He’s never been in a fight, never had a quarrel, no enemies,” Esther Causion said.
Ausby’s parents also say their son held a steady job and he was deciding if he should finish college or join the Navy.
“It’s just unbelievable what my husband and I are going through but what we don’t want is anybody to retaliate in a negative way. I don’t want another parent to feel what we’re feeling. We want the law to handle it and then God has the last say-so,” Esther Causion said.
Ausby didn’t have anything serious on his criminal record. It’s unclear what he was doing in the Edgecomb neighborhood.
Anyone with information should call police or remain anonymous and call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP.