Mother pleads for help in finding daughter's killer

December 30, 2009 9:13:37 PM PST
A local mother is pleading for information about who killed her young daughter the morning after Christmas. Whoever killed the teenager is still on the run. Houston homicide detectives, as well as the victim's mother, now hope the public can help. Sashe Jones, 19, an aspiring nurse, was just on her way home the morning after Christmas when she was shot to death in a car on the Eastex Freeway.

The bullet came from behind and shattered Alfreda Mosley's family.

"Our family is hurting, I'm hurting and I don't know what to do," said Alfreda.

Her 19-year-old daughter, Sashe Jones, was shot to death Saturday morning. Hours earlier, she had spent some time on her new laptop beside the Christmas tree, then said goodbye that Christmas afternoon to see some friends. She never returned.

"I just wish no parent will ever have to get that call," Alfreda said.

According to Houston police, Jones and her friend were driving northbound on the Eastex Freeway around 3am when someone in another vehicle opened fire. In all, three cars were hit, though Jones was the only victim. Her friend who was driving sped to the hospital for help, but it was too late.

"Every day, every moment, every time I don't see her car in the yard or I see her picture I have to say, 'God give me strength,'" said Alfreda.

Her mother says Sashe was going to school during the day and working at night. Sashe had goals. She graduated early from high school. She wanted to be a nurse.

"That was our focus, her career and where she was headed," said Alfreda.

That morning, she and her friend were just driving home. Now her mother hopes by talking, someone will come forward.

"Somebody knows what happened to my baby," Alfreda said.

It will help the investigation, although Christmas will never be the same without Sashe.

"I don't know, I doubt it. If we have Christmas, not like we used to," said Alfreda.

Sashe's mother says the shooting was unprovoked. Houston police said the shooter or shooters sped off in a dark, four-door vehicle. If you have any information you are urged to call Houston police or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.


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