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Family still searching for answers after deadly shooting

Family searches for answers years after deadly shooting (Source: Raycom) Family searches for answers years after deadly shooting (Source: Raycom)
LORAIN, OH (WOIO) - Cynthia Crawford reflects on the worst night of her life.

"You can see police lights down at the end of the street and for me it seemed like the street was getting longer and longer," said Cynthia.

At the end of that street, 30-year-old  Damis Crawford had been shot.

Damis was standing outside his brother Brandy's apartment on East 30th in Lorain back on August 13, 2010.

Around 1 a.m. a black SUV drove by. Six shots were fired from the vehicle. Damis was hit in the head.

"Brandy comes out and says 'mom I tried to save him,'" said Cynthia.

Cynthia and Randy Crawford say their son was targeted by a local gang, and no one knows why. They say Damis was not part of  a gang.

"Damis is a home body. He's married, he's got kids, he doesn't go out, he doesn't go clubbing, he doesn't do anything like that," Cynthia says, calling him a good family man who just wanted to go fishing.

The Crawfords say police have told them anyone that night was a target, saying that Damis died because he was at the wrong place at the wrong time.

The Crawfords relocated from Los Angeles when Damis was a child and can't believe this happened in Lorain. 

"One of the reasons we moved back to Ohio was because there was a lot of drive-by shootings in Los Angeles and we didn't want our kids getting caught up in that, just to come back here and still have it happen."

The case remains unsolved.

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